atened to place in worthier hands.
Caesar's proconsulship of Gaul would expire at the end of B. C. 49. He wished to run for a second consulship in B. C. 48. The senate resolved to prevent this, and commanded him to resign his office and disband his army several months before the expiration of his term. If they couldAfter much skirmishing, anxiety, and suffering (on Caesar's part), owing to scarcity of food and supplies, he fought a battle at Pharsalia in Thessaly on Aug. 9, B. C. 48. Before the battle Pompey's officers felt so sure of victory that a rich banquet was spread awaiting their return from the field. In numbers and equipment Pompey49Proconsul in Gaul.
56Meeting of the Triumvirate at Luca.
50The Trouble with Pompey begins.
49Crosses the Rubicon. Civil War begun.
48The Battle of Pharsalia.
46The Battle of Thapsus.
Declared Dictator for ten years.
45The Battle of Munda. Appointed Imperator for life.