An Evaluation of Pompey

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Although Pompey was ambitious, what didn't he want to be?
A dictator.
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Pompey didn't want power but instead wanted what?
To be glorified and needed by Romans. All Romans wanted glory, but not all Romans wanted all the glory like Pompey did.
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What things were unusual about his career? (4 examples)
He began at the top of the cursus honorum. He became consul below the required age. His appointments were always exceptional. He held almost continuous imperium.
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How many times was Pompey granted imperium? And how many of these were legal?
12. 1.
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What can be said about Pompey's attitude to the constitution?
He wanted the letter of the constitution followed, but not the spirit of it.
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What did Pompey avoid to keep his options open?
Binding commitments.
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Name three occasions when Pompey benefited from violence.
Sullan/Marian war, street violence in Rome, Pompey/Caesar civil war, piracy in the Med, trouble in the East.
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