The 7 Greatest Roman Generals

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Military service was a customary inescapable, part of life for most Romans in the Republic and Empire, a few commanders stand out, either for saving the state or for transforming the armies. Some went on to civilian life, usually with disastrous consequences.    1. Publius Cornilius Scipio Africanus (235-183BC) Scipio was only 25 years old when he was given command

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Germanicus Julius Caesar

Deathbed of Germanicus

GERMANICUS (15BC-AD19) Germanicus Julius Caesar (24 May 16 BC or 15 BC 10 October AD 19) was a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of the early Roman Empire. He was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern Lyon). At birth he was named Nero Claudius Drusus . Germanicus was the charming and popular son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Through his mother, Antonia,

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Caligula Reign of Madness

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  Caligula (reign 37 AD-41AD) was born Gaius Julius Caesar, He was name after his ancester Gaius Julius Caesar. It is believed that he was born somewhere at Tiber but according to Pliny the Elder he was born in Treveri in a village of Ambitarvium. Agrippina bore 3 girls Agrippina the Younger, Drusilla, and Livilla and 3 boys Nero, Drusus

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Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, it became one of the largest empires in the ancient world. In its centuries of existence, Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an oligarchic republic to an increasingly autocratic

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