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But was he a highly original general , or one who perfected a machine he had
inherited from earlier commanders ? ... But his outstanding personal qualities as
a commander were speed , timing , and adaptability to suddenly changing ...
The enemy commander Metellus Scipio , Pompey ' s father - in - law , committed
suicide , followed shortly afterwards by Cato , who committed suicide at Utica ,
thereby providing the Republicans with a martyr and a saint . After a magnificent
Within the rapidly dissolving government of Ravenna , the predominant
personage was now the supreme commander Ricimer . For the first time since
Stilicho , a German had become the commander - in - chief again . Yet his origin
was still felt ...
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It reads like a textbook, which makes sense: it was a textbook in a college course. Nevertheless, if you have any interest in Roman History, there isn't much here you don't already know. Leggi recensione completa
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The best concise history of Ancient Rome available. A classic. Leggi recensione completa