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On This Day in Ancient History - The Last Days of Pompey

By September 29, 2013

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The Rogue Classicist says this is another possible date for the anniversary of the decapitation of Pompey upon landing in Egypt in 48 B.C. Unfortunately, many ancient dates are questionable. Less controversially, in 61 B.C. Pompey celebrated a triumph for his victories in the third Mithridatic War.

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September 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm
(1) rogueclassicist says:

this one seems triply suspicious … born, triumphed, and died all on the same date …

September 30, 2009 at 1:32 am
(2) Derek Patterson says:

Suspcious, but I think taking September 28th (the day before his birthday) is probably the most sensible decision.

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