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The Aegean coast suffered similar attacks a few years later.

In 264, the Goths reached Galatia and Cappadocia, and Gothic pirates landed on Cyprus and Crete.

The Senate finally invested the general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus with powers to deal with piracy in 67 BC (the Lex Gabinia), and Pompey, after three months of naval warfare, managed to suppress the threat.

As early as 258 AD, the Gothic-Herulic fleet ravaged towns on the coasts of the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara.

one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel).

Piracy or pirating is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of states.

In 911, the bishop of Narbonne was unable to return to France from Rome because the Moors from Fraxinet controlled all the passes in the Alps.

In classical antiquity, the Phoenicians, Illyrians and Tyrrhenians were known as pirates.

The ancient Greeks condoned piracy as a viable profession; it apparently was widespread and "regarded as an entirely honourable way of making a living".

References are made to its perfectly normal occurrence many texts including in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and abduction of women and children to be sold into slavery was common.

By the era of Classical Greece, piracy was looked upon as a "disgrace" to have as a profession.

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