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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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