Presentation Title: Pompey, the Great Husband

Section: Family Likenesses, Family Rivalries II

Location: , 311

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:30pm


Pompey the Great’s traditional narrative of one-dimensionally striving for power ignores the possibility of the affairs of his private life influencing the actions of his political career.  This talk gives emphasis to Pompey’s familial relationships as a motivating factor beyond raw ambition to establish a non-teleological history to explain the events of his life.  Most notably, Pompey’s opposition to the special command of the Lex Gabinia emphasizes the incompatibility for success in both the public and private life and Pompey’s preference for the later.  Pompey’s disposition for devotion and care permeates the boundary between the public and private to reveal that the happenings of his life outside the forum defined his actions within.

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Classics

Presentation Topic: NA

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Presenter(s): Patterson, Michael Jaffee (Mike)
Major(s): Classics
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Chaplin, Jane D.
Dept(s): Classics

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