The struggles for power of Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus in Rome 54—52 BC Cover Image
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Udział Gn. Pompejusza Wielkiego w walkach o władzę w Rzymie w latach 54—52 przed Chrystusem
The struggles for power of Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus in Rome 54—52 BC

Author(s): Katarzyna Całus
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The deteriorating political crisis in the Roman Republic over the years 54—52 BC resulting from the assassination of Publius Clodius Pulcher, forced the Senate, in 52 BC, to entrust Cnaeus Pompey the Great with the office of a sole consul in order to calm the situation in the state. Based on the retained source materials, the author analyses Pompey’s involvement in the political events in Rome during that period and assesses that Pompey became involved in political events in the Roman Republic in order to obtain the dominating position in the state. By preventing electing of the officials, Pompey increased the anarchy within the state, indicating that the Senate was unable to control the situation in the Republic at that time, and he was persuading the senators to grant him the office of the dictator.

  • Page Range: 73-87
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish