WI: Pompey dies at the Battle of Sucro

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Night Gaul, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Night Gaul Well-Known Member

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    In 75 BCE, Pompey faced off against Quintus Sertorius at the Battle of Sucro river. During the fighting, he was wounded in the thigh.

    What if he had been killed instead of just injured?
     
  2. Sertorius126 Badass guerrilla fighter

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    It would have been a major boost both in morale for Sertorius’ army and in his ever strong personal prestige, he could have incorporated the remnants of Pompeius’ army into his own, and would have very likely beaten Metellus at Saguntum, if the latter had still decided to give battle. After that? Sertorius had two options, either gather his augmented forces, exploit the momentum, and attempt to march into Italy, or keep pressing Rome to grant him the amnesty he so desperately sought in OTL. The Republic would have never allowed him to retain an independent potentate, no matter what it would have kept on sending armies against Sertorius until until he eventually succumbed.
     
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  3. UCB79 Bookworm, 1st class

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    No Civil War in the 40's BCE? (Remember, IOTL it was fought between Julius Caesar & Pompey. No
    Pompey, no war? Which of course means we have an Emperor in Rome, & the Republic is put to death, earlier than it in fact was. Or do we have war anyway, between Julius & somebody else? Ah, I feel the wind from the wings of many butterflies...)
     
  4. isabella Well-Known Member

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    We can not know it... there are too many directed consequences and butterflies from this POD, starting with the fact who the big rivalry before Caesar-Pompey aka Crassus-Pompey here would never be born
     
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