HORATIO SEYMOUR (1810-1886), American statesman, was born at Pompey, Onondaga county, New York, on the 31st of May 1810.
In 65 B.C. Jerusalem was captured by Pompey after a difficult siege.
It was one of the oldest cities of Etruria, but does not appear in history till the Roman colonization of 247 B.C., and was never of great importance, except as a resort of wealthy Romans, many of whom (Pompey, the Antonine emperors) had villas there.
In 66 he was superseded by Pompey, who completely defeated both Mithradates and Tigranes.