Pompey and Ptolemy

Pompey and Ptolemy

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  • Defeat at Pharsalus
  • The messenger's exchange
  • The Cabbage Lord
  • Ptolemy and advisers debate
  • After being defeated at the battle of Pharsalus, Pompey flees to Mytilene where he convenes with his family. They decide to flee to Egypt where Pompey hopes his former client will offer him asylum. A messenger is sent to Egypt.
  • Assassins are prepared
  • Pothinus, the regent to Ptolemy XIII greets the messenger and approves Pompey's request.
  • Pompey's death
  • Pothinus returns to Ptolemy XIII with the news. A debate ensues between Ptolemy, and his advisors Pothinus and Theodotus. They agree to kill Pompey to attempt to ingratiate themselves with Caesar.
  • To be continued...
  • Theodotus meet with Lucius Septimus and Achillas and instruct them to greet Pompey when he reaches Egypt and then kill him.
  • Pompey sails towards the Pelusium shore where Ptolemy, Septimius and Achillas await him. Upon reaching the shore, Septimius stabs him and Achillas beheads him.
  • Pompey's head is prepared for Caesar
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