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Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey – Clash of the Titans (Osprey Campaign #174)

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Increasing tension between Julius Caesar and Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) after the death of Marcus Licinius Crassus soon degenerated into military conflict. With his hand considerably strengthened by his election as Dictator by the Senate in Rome, Caesar knew that power would only be a reality once he had militarily defeated Pompey. By August 49BC, Caesar had effect ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Osprey Publishing
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Bruinrefugee
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very concise and good history of the civil war that erupted between Julius Caesar and Pompey. Tells the epic tale well and then gets down to what happened at this big battle. Also does a good job of tying it into events occurring afterward. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Usual solid effort from Osprey. Ancient battle history requires speculation and Sheppard documents his conclusions about motives and tactics rather well.
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