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This can be a visible consultant to the strategies, campaigns, and genius of the best army commanders in historical past. From Alexander the Great's conquest of the identified international correct as much as the generals best modern campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, "Commanders" casts new gentle at the leaders who've solid background at the battlefield. filled with certain illustrations and images, conflict maps and artefacts, discover the lives and conquests of over 240 commanders, with in-depth profiles on 21 key figures, comparable to Julius Caesar, Napoleon and Nelson. detect extra approximately their enemies, from Pompey and Boudicca to Marshal Ney and Kutuzov, revealing their defining moments and key battles. "Clash of the Commanders" positive aspects express how one commander triumphed and one other failed, with timelines plotting the most important strikes on either side. charges from the commanders themselves, good points on their own results, guns, cars and pix, all convey the lives and careers of those commanders to existence.

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A more gifted combat commander than Octavian, Agrippa was his right-hand man during the wars that followed Caesar’s death. He initially campaigned on land, but in 37 bce the threat posed by Sextus Pompeius, youngest son of Pompey the Great, turned him into a naval commander. 63 BCE DIED 12 BCE KEY CONFLICTS Roman Civil Wars KEY BATTLES Naulochus 36 BCE, the blockade of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium, winning a decisive victory. He continued to serve Augustus to the end of his life, fighting in campaigns that stretched across the far-reaching corners of the empire – against the Cantabrians in Spain, the Cimmerians in Crimea, and the Pannonians on the Danube.

The occupation did not last as Trajan faced a series of revolts in Parthia and internally. He died of natural causes at Cilicia, returning from the campaign, having extended Roman power to its limits. 43 ANCI ENT R OME A ND ITS ENEMIES young scion of the reigning imperial family, was declared Caesar (junior emperor) in Gaul in 355. Julian faced an emergency on the Rhine frontier, where Germanic tribes, the Alamanni, were raiding deep into Roman territory. During 356–359 he led a series of punitive expeditions against them.

The occupation did not last as Trajan faced a series of revolts in Parthia and internally. He died of natural causes at Cilicia, returning from the campaign, having extended Roman power to its limits. 43 ANCI ENT R OME A ND ITS ENEMIES young scion of the reigning imperial family, was declared Caesar (junior emperor) in Gaul in 355. Julian faced an emergency on the Rhine frontier, where Germanic tribes, the Alamanni, were raiding deep into Roman territory. During 356–359 he led a series of punitive expeditions against them.

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