Originally Posted by perseus
I've just been listening on the Radio how the Romans dealt with pirates, so Googled this to avoid me having to type it up! Food for thought given the present crisis.
According to the historian on the BBC world service Pompey didn't execute them, but sent them inland to start a new life, a remarkable liberal attitude for the times. Contrast this with Caesar!
Man, they deserved to die if theyre taking orders from the hostage, even if he is Caeser. Weird how he showed them mercy before death, then crucified them.