Pompey was twenty three years old
but he walked already on the wide path of glory.
Without of agreement of men he became general
as supporter of Sulla.
Sulla was a mighty Lord of Rome, dictator, Republican tyrant.
Pompey conquered all Africa for him
and asked to have ritual of triumph.
Sulla said to Pompey:
"You are neither consul nor praetor.
Your achievements are great
but law has the highest authority.
Remember when Scipion the Elder
waged terrible war in Spain
and overcame Carthaginians
he did not aspire triumph
because he had no high position."
"Nothing will harm.
More people are happy
when sun rises
than when it sets."
Sulla asked the ones
who stood with Pompey:
"What do these words mean?"
It was explained to him.
"If Pompey want triumph
he will have triumph."
Photo "Castle of Ternopil"
Translation and Photography by Sheikh Igor ibn Abi Sufyan Marinovsky