Success on the battlefield – driving Macedonians from Greece, destroying Carthage in the third Punic War, and routing Germanic tribes – and the slide into civil war.
One of Rome’s greatest generals, he was consul for a record seven times, but died in the throes of the First Civil War, his hands covered with the blood of good Roman citizens.
Two great generals who apparently met in not one but two paintings by Rubens. Together they secured the freedom of Greece within the Roman Empire.
Aristides the Just, who was a general at the Battle of Marathon, but refused to line his pockets from the public purse.
The general who saved the Greeks from invasion by Xerxes’ Persians, mainly in the major naval battle of Salamis. But he was later banished, accused of treason.