Pompey also received gifts from the king of the Iberians. [26], Pompey recruited an army of 30,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry, its size evidence of the seriousness of the threat possed by Sertorius. Pompey accepted, but "Aemilia had scarcely entered Pompey's house before she succumbed to the pangs of childbirth. Meanwhile, Caesar had set out against Corfinium, in central Italy, which was occupied by Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. Commissioners were sent to investigate and the soldiers mocked Lucullus in front of the commission. As he prepared to step onto Egyptian soil, he was treacherously struck down and killed by an officer of Ptolemy. Pompey and Caesar set Publius Clodius Pulcher against Marcus Tullius Cicero, who was an opponent of the triumvirate. Galatia, Cappadocia, Lesser Armenia, Lycia, Pisidia, Pamphylia, Paphlagonia, Pontus, Greater Armenia, Commagene and Egypt all sent contingents. Cornelia thought Pompey was going to be killed, but he boarded the boat. He then fought Darius the Mede and put him to flight. Despite all this, two consuls for the next year (53 BC) were elected as usual. Afrianius also returned to Syria through Mesopotamia (a Parthian area) contrary to the Roman-Parthian agreements. This forced the two Roman commanders to separate. The Death of Pompey (La Mort de Pompée) is a tragedy by the French playwright Pierre Corneille on the death of Pompey the Great. According to Josephus Pompey then went to Cilicia, taking Aristobulus and his children with him, and after this he returned to Rome. The latter entered the besieged strongholds and fought with the pirates. He then he fled to the Pontic Chersonesus, burning the ships to prevent Mithridates from pursuing him. Crassus was given eight legions and led the final phase of the war. However, the latter was distressed about the incident and waged war against his father. Sertorius or Lucullus, for instance, were especially critical. For other uses, see, First century BC Roman general and politician, 1st-century AD bust of Pompey, after an original from, Sertorian War, Third Servile War and first consulship, Eastern Campaigns: Third Mithridatic War, Syria and Judea, Beesley, A., The Gracchi Marius and Sulla, Chapter X; Simpson, G., The Collapse of Rome: Marius, Sulla and the First Civil War, Chapter 4, Beesley, A., The Gracchi Marius and Sulla, Chapter XIII, Valerius Maximus, Nine Books of Memorable Deeds and Sayings, 6.2.8. The Roman Senate supported Pompey and asked Caesar to give up his army, which he refused to do. Following his preliminary bouts with his accuser, the judge took a liking to Pompey and offered his daughter Antistia in marriage. Pompey forgave him and sent Aulus Gabinius with soldiers to receive the money and the city. A small part of Cilicia Pedias became Roman territory.

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