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Digital Subscriptions > Italia! > Sep 2019 > THE ASSASSINATION OF POMPEY


Pelusium, Egypt. September 28, 48BC. Lucius Septimius, Pompey’s former ally, plunges a sword into his victim’s belly, as Achillas and Savius stand by to help him finish the job…

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, aka Pompey, was a great general and a wily politician who rose to become, with Caesar and Crassus, a member of the ‘First Triumvirate’ that ruled Rome in the latter days of the Republic. Being wily, he married Caesar’s daughter, but when Julia died in childbirth, and Crassus was killed some months later, Caesar ceased with any pretence of alliance and brought his army to Rome. Crassus fled to seek aid from his allies in the east, but it turned out that these were wily too, and they chose to side with Caesar.

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Our September issue is all about getting active and making the most of what the outdoors has to offer as we move into autumn – so let’s begin in the Dolomites: famous as a top ski destination, but equally stunning without snow, when it becomes a green and pleasant land with plenty to do for the whole family.