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[3] In the case of Pompey the Great,1 at least, wishing to establish relationship with him, he ordered him to divorce the wife he had, and then gave him in marriage Aemilia, daughter of Scaurus and his own wife Metella, whom he tore away from Manius Glabrio when she was with child by him; and the young woman died in childbirth at the house of Pompey.2

1 The title of Great was first bestowed on him by Sulla himself (cf. Pompey, xiii. 4).

2 Cf. Plutarch's Pompey, ix. 2.

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