Monday, January 9, 2017
The Last Roman!!
Arminius of the Cherusci we are familiar with. Arminius [Hermann] "was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe and a former officer in the Roman military".
ARMINIUS MOST FAMOUS AS THE TURNCOAT WHO TREACHEROUSLY LED THREE ROMAN LEGIONS TO THEIR DOOM AT THE TEUTOBURGER WALD.
Arminius having been raised by the Romans [all the while a hostage] and understanding the Roman way of war, the doctrine, the weapons, the tactics, the battlefield mettle of the Roman legionnaire.
Flavius Aetius the Roman general his fame very less certain? A combat commander however whose battlefield prowess and leadership almost without peer!
AETIUS COMMANDING THE ROMAN ARMY AND ALLIES AT CHALONS, THE DEFEAT OF THE HUNS!
Aetius himself having been raised by the Huns [also while being held as a hostage]. Aetius fully conversant in the military doctrine, the tactics, the weapons and the fighting style of the Hun under Atilla.
Chalons as was Teutoburger Wald a military high-water mark in history! Thus and no further!
AETIUS GIVEN SHORT SHRIFT BY THE MILITARY HISTORIANS IN AN UNDESERVED WAY? AETIUS PERHAPS EVEN ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL MILITARY COMMANDERS IN ALL OF HISTORY? RANKS RIGHT UP THERE WITH A NAPOLEON OR A GENGHIS KHAN?
Consider from the wiki the various Battles/wars of Aetius:
Siege of Arelate (426)
Frankish War of 428
Norican Campaign of 430
Siege of Arelate (431)
Frankish War of 432
Battle of Rimini
Visigothic War of 436
Burgundian Revolt of 435
Siege of Narbona (436)
Sack of Worms (436)
Battle of Mons Colubrarius
Battle of Vicus Helena
Battle of the Catalaunian Plains
Invasion of Italy (452)
Spanish Campaign of 453
Belisarius [Byzantine] also often referred to as the Last Roman. Before there was Belisarius consider however Aetius!