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Pharsalus 48 BC, Caesar and Pompey Clash of the Titans
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP CAM174
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Author: Si Sheppard
Illustrator: Adam Hook

About this book
In 48 BC, the stage was set for the final clash of the two titans of the Roman world and the odds were heavily in Pompey's favour, with 45,000 men against Caesar's 22,000. Having the dice loaded against him, however, seems to have stimulated Caesar's genius for battle. In a brilliant display of generalship he routed his rival's larger army. Pompey's army retreated, with Caesar's army in parallel pursuit, until, their general having escaped, Pompey's men finally surrendered. Simon Sheppard expertly charts the events surrounding the Pharsalus campaign, and the seismic implications of the decisive clash between the two greatest generals of their age.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Opposing commanders: The Caesareans & The Republicans
  • The Legions of the Late Republic
  • The Campaign: The Rubicon to Brundisium - Brundisium to Dyrrachium - Dyrrachium to Pharsalus
  • The Battle
  • Aftermath
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Bibliography
Paperback; September 2006; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846030024

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