Posts tagged: Julius Caesar

Grand Tour, anyone? How to achieve a classical education on our gulet cruise holidays

In the past, the wealthy Englishman went on the ‘Grand Tour’ to Europe, including Italy, involving a long hard journey, much inconvenience and a great deal of money and expenditure of time – perhaps a year or so, but he could return an educated man. Now we can compress into a week or two the […]

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Pompey – Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus was one of the greatest Romans, a rival of Julius Caesar, who lived 106 – 48 BC, in the last years of the Roman Republic before the Empire. It is likely that Pompey knew the coast of Turkey very well from the time when he led an attack on the ‘pirates’ or […]

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Which great Romans sailed the Southern coast of Turkey?

Julius Caesar, who as a young man, was captured and ransomed by pirates on the coast. When he came to power he pursued them and hanged them from the yardarm. Hadrian. He re-organised the grain trade on the coast, as Rome and Athens were in danger of starving and losing trade. See large granaries at […]

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