Events for Thursday 9th August 2012
On This Day in History
Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus9th August 0048 BC
Although outnumbered, Julius Caesar decisively defeated Pompey at Pharsalus. Pompey fled to Egypt following the battle, but was assassinated there on the order of Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII.
Further ReadingWarlords of Republican Rome
by Nic Fields
The war between Caesar and Pompey was one of the defining moments in Roman history. The clash between these great generals gripped the attention of their contemporaries and it has fascinated historians ever since. These powerful men were among the dominant personalities of their age, and their struggle for supremacy… Read more...Only £15.99 at Pen & Sword Books.