The Great One: The Lost Memoirs of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Written by: Stephen Arnell

Submitted By: Bruce Ware Allen

There's a reason - several reasons, really - that Pompey, not Caesar, was called The Great. Had Pompey not lost the battle of Pharsalus, chances are that  Julius Caesar would be a second tier ifigure of Roman history.  Journalist Stephen Arnell has  (allegedly) translated Pompey's memoirs, hastily dictated while on his way to Egypt after the battle.  The tone is breezy, the text engaging, the story credible, the portraits entertaining, the ending satisfying.