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I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before hethe latter was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was in recruiting soldiers and allies (especially in the areas like Spain where Pompey had his power bases.) Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this?

I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before he was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was in recruiting soldiers and allies (especially in the areas like Spain where Pompey had his power bases.) Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this?

I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before the latter was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was in recruiting soldiers and allies (especially in the areas like Spain where Pompey had his power bases.) Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this?

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I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before he was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was, especially in recruiting soldiers and allies (especially in the areas like Spain where Pompey had his power bases.) Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems even foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this.?

I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before he was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was, especially in the areas where Pompey had his power bases. Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems even foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this.

I am very familiar with the story of the Civil war and the various players in it. I have read the sources from Livy, Suetonius, to more modern authors but none has ever answered why Caesar did not move against Sextus before he was able to build his base of power.

Possible answers I have come up with were, Sextus was not yet that powerful and Caesar possibly underestimated how influential he would become, but I think even this is not a full answer. Caesar had obviously seen what Pompey's children were capable of in Africa and Spain, where he only narrowly avoided defeat. Additionally, he had seen just how powerful the Pompey name was in recruiting soldiers and allies (especially in the areas like Spain where Pompey had his power bases.) Because of these reasons, Sextus eventually became a major problem for Augustus.

It seems foolish for Caesar to depart for Parthia while he still had Sextus on his flank running around free. What was Caesar's reason for this?

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