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POLL: Pompey at Pharsalus (Round 1)


186 votes were cast by total voters.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
he probably did not expect his cavalry to be met with a line of spearmen.
18
10%
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he was not prepared for Germans.
6
3%
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Caesar's legions were better.
25
13%
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Labienus's mistake
3
2%
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Caesar's ingenuity
30
16%
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he halted the infantry rather than charging
8
4%
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his allied commanders let him down
9
5%
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he should never have engaged at Pharsalus
12
6%
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he should not have put Labienus in command
8
4%
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the know-it-all senators compromised him
9
5%
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his reputation was overblown
17
9%
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bad luck
13
7%
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other (explain)
0
0%
 
none of these/no opinion
26
14%
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Pompey who?
2
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Though regarded as one of the great commanders of his age, Pompey did not shine at Pharsalus. Why?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.