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[Pompey the Great]
Rather than provide a full biographical treatment—a monumental task in itself—this page provides essential yet supplementary material:
- Select Bibliography: This pdf bibliography contains only citations for historical and literary studies, which are categorized separately for your convenience. Works pertaining to the monuments of Pompeius are indexed elsewhere. This page makes no claims at being comprehensive. I have avoided studies which are not focused strictly on Pompeius. A number of works by Gruen and Syme, for example, are necessary reading, but they are not cited. The reader will surely find references to such studies within many of the works that are cited in our bibliography.
For a guide to abbreviations, please see our Standard Abbreviations for Journals Relating to Classical Studies.
- The Family of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus: This family tree (in pdf format) covers his ancestors and descendants.
- Plutarch's Life of Pompeius: A complete translation (A. Clough)
- Plutarch, Parallel Lives of Greeks and Romans Vol. 5, Loeb Classical Library: Complete public domain Google book edition in pdf format. I have added bookmarks. Otherwise, it is the same. Unlike the above translation, it includes the Greek life (Agesilaus) to which Pompeius was paired.
- The General and the Orator - Notes on Pompeius and Cicero: A chronological comparison of their respective cursus honorum.
- John Masefield, The Tragedy of Pompey the Great: Published in 1914 by one of Britain's great poet laureates.
J. G. C. Anderson, “Pompey's Campaign Against Mithradates (sic).”: Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1922 (12).
- J. P. Postgate, “The Site of the Battle of Pharsalia.”: Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1922 (12).
- M. E. Deutsch, “Pompey's Three Triumphs.”: Originally published in CP 1924 (19).