Publius Sittius ans Caesar's revenge


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History Today
Vol. 63, no. 9 (September 2013), p. 42-47


After Julius Caesar had conquered Gaul his enemies in the Senate condemned him for his audacity. When they managed to turn Caesar's ally Pompey the Great, against him, a civil war began that was fought across the Mediterranien. Even though the final showdown with Pompey took place on the Greek mainland, Caesar was forced to pursue the remaining Pompeian faction, which moved to North Africa. Erich B. Anderson describes the fortunate alliance between Caesar and a Roman knight and mercenary, Publius Sittius, who helped the dictator defeat his enemies in Africa once and for all