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What Happened in 48 BC

Historical Events in 48 BC

  • Sep 28 Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
  • Aug 9 Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • Jul 10 Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)