4. POMPEIUS, is mentioned as one of the opponents of Tib. Gracchus in B. C. 133 : he stated that, as he lived near Gracchus, he knew that Eudemus of Pergamum had given a diadem out of the royal treasures and a purple robe to Gracchus, and he also promised to accuse the latter as soon as his year of office as tribune had expired. (Plut. TG 14
; Oros. 5.8
.) Drumann makes this Pompeius the son of No. 3, and likewise tribune of the plebs for B. C. 132; but although neither of these suppositions is impossible, there is still no authority for them.
It is not impossible that this Pompeius is the same as the preceding ; and as the latter very likely possessed public land, he would be ready enough to oppose Gracchus, although he had previously belonged to the popular party. We have likewise seen from his conduct in the Numantine war that he had no great regard for truth.