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The Battle of Mount Gindarus

By Cam Rea See Part 1 here: http://classicalwisdom.com/forgotten-roman-general/ With the Amanus Pass secured, Ventidius, head of the Roman forces, pushed south into Syria. Pacorus, the Parthian prince and co-leader of the Roman-Parthian army, was done fighting… at least for now. He abandoned the province to the Romans in late 39 BCE. With the Parthians out

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The Forgotten Roman General

By Cam Rea General Publius Ventidius is probably one of the most overlooked, if not completely forgotten, generals in military history. Maybe it is because Ventidius grew up poor like most Romans… Or perhaps it was due to the reports that he sold mules and wagons before joining the Roman army. Despite this, Ventidius would

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Mark Antony: Make Love And War

  by Cam Rea Once the dust cleared at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BCE, the victor Mark Antony went on a tour of his newly acquired eastern provinces. Aside from sightseeing, Antony wanted to collect new found taxes. Essentially, he needed money and lots of it… Unfortunately, Cassius and Brutus, though defeated, had

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