Caesar and Pompey, the clash that changed the ancient world – Pt. 1

“Culture in 1 minute” / Episode 5 – PART ONE

Caesar and Pompey were divided by history, but united by the names of the modern streets of Durres!

In the year 48 B.C, from January to July, the eyes of the Roman Empire were on Durres, where its legendary generals who had more power than the institutions of the Republic, were facing.

The senate asked Caesar to return to the capital without his legions and to leave the command of the army, but Caesar’s disobedience to hand over his power to the senate came at a high price.

In the next series of videos “Culture in 1 Minute” watch the second part to learn about the fate of the battle that moved to Durres between Caesar and Pompey.


For more follow the video posted on the top.

Producer and narrator: Geri Emiri
Script: Dorian Hatibi
Video-Production: Arlind Veshti
This video was developed with the support of the “Media for All” project, funded by the UK Government. The views and opinions expressed on the video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the constitutions of the donors.

Photo on the head: From the published video.

1. Julius Caesar: De bello civili.
2. George Veith: The Durres Campaign between Caesar and Pompey. Tirana, 2006.