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Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, often referred to as Strabo or Pompey Strabo in English, was a Roman from the rural province of Picenum. He became the first of the Pompeii to achieve senatorial status in Rome, despite the anti-rural prejudice of the Roman Senate. After proving his military talent, Strabo climbed the cursus honorum and became consul in the year 89 BC, in the midst of the Social War.

Strabo commanded Roman forces against the Italian Allies in the northern part of Italy. His three Roman legions were instrumental in Rome's victory. After his consulship and the war, Strabo retired to Picenum with all of his veteran soldiers. He remained there until 87 BC, when he responded to Lucius Cornelius Sulla's request for help against Gaius Marius. Strabo besieged Rome, but died before a battle was fought. Strabo's son, the famous Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great), took the legions back to Picenum once again.

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Pompey (2179 words)
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, known in English as Pompey (September 29 106 BC, Picenum - September 29 48 BC, Egypt) was a Roman general and politician.
Pompey was the son and heir of Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, an extremely wealthy man from the Italian city of Picenum.
Strabo was an important general and the first senator of the family, being elected consul in 89 BC.
Pompeius Strabo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo (died 87 BC), whose cognomen means "Squinty", is often referred to in English as Pompey Strabo to distinguish him from Strabo the geographer.
Pompeius Strabo was a Roman from the rural Italian district of Picenum, that lay between the Apennines and the Adriatic.
Strabo's son, the famous Pompey the Great, took the legions back to Picenum once again.
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