Trouble in the East
Aug 12, 2004
During and after the gladiator slave rebellion of Spartacus there was impending Trouble in the East. The menace of Cilician Pirates, resistance to Roman rule on Crete, and Rome’s old nemesis Mithridates VI of Pontus remained a threat. Following the joint consulship of Crassus and Pompey, Pompey would eventually be granted unsual imperium to deal with the problems and bring the east under stable Roman authority.