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Pompey: Aftermath, Comparison w/ Spartan King Agesilaus

Pompey: Aftermath, Comparison w/ Spartan King Agesilaus

Pompey: Aftermath, Comparison w/ Spartan King Agesilaus

Episode Length: 40:54

Pompey: Aftermath, Comparison w/ Spartan King Agesilaus Episode Transcript

In which we follow the lead of Plutarch and study Pompey’s character and analyze what we can learn from the life of Pompey the Great, by comparing him to King Agesilaus of Sparta, whom Plutarch paired him with. 

Sources and Further Reading for the Life of Pompey:  

John Leach, Pompey the Great: https://amzn.to/3UxOsW8 
Robin Seager, Pompey: a Political Biography: https://amzn.to/3UPpeUg 
Gareth Sampson: Rome’s Great Eastern War, Lucullus, Pompey and the Conquest of the East: https://amzn.to/3wrVGD1 
-The Battle of Dyrrhachium: https://amzn.to/3wp4Wro 
-The Battle of Pharsalus: https://amzn.to/3ULWJHk 
-“Rome in Crisis” Penguin edition of Plutarch: 
https://amzn.to/4b2WgGv  (feat. Lives of Sertorius, Lucullus, and Cato the Younger) 
 -“Fall of the Roman Republic” Penguin Plutarch Volume: https://amzn.to/4a7vpYw  (feat. Lives of Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, and Cicero)