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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

"The history of the Roman Empire is perhaps unprecedented in its prosperity. It is considered by most historians and scholars to have been the "perfect empire," with a stable economy, a strong government, and, of course, a good military, considered to be the first professional military force (and the deadliest) of its time. Rome's rich history is dotted with great generals, so from good to great to genius here are the top 7 Roman generals…."
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Huscarle08 Dec 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Hmm, I would have rated Quintus Sertorius as one of the best; against all the odds he almost established a separate Roman republic in Hispania & gave Pompey more than one bloody nose.

Robert Burke08 Dec 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Someone should tell them that Aetius lived AD, not BC.

Marcus Brutus08 Dec 2017 2:40 p.m. PST

No doubt in my mind that number 1 is Scipio Africanus. He was a master strategist and tactician. Never lost a battle. Defeated one of the greatest generals of all time, Hannibal at Zama. Had the good sense to know his political limitations.

Sobieski Inactive Member08 Dec 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

Second vote for Publius Cornelius. Brilliant tactics, repeatedly shown. If only he and Alexander had met in action!

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