Too much overhype for Alexander and Nappy but people barely mention this guy, Why ?
Overshadowed by everyone's favorite meme; le elephant man, despite kicking his ass.
Germanicus is my favorite, I enjoy the fact he culled the German savages.
Even after two world wars, people are under the illusion that Germany is our friend, it's absurd.
He doesn't have a good story.
napoleon is a classic tale of a genius who over reaches.
Alexander is a tragedy of genius who dies before his time
Hannibal is a great story about a man brought low by the treachery of others
scipio just won and that's it, no cool story to him
Because we struggle with the idea that people that kill Africans necessarily had to be black. He was called Scipio Publius Cornelius, nicknamed the 'Africanus' as a reward for his African-killing exploits, and as statues show his body wasn't made out of a black stone.
You don't see an effort in the Jews to claim Hitler was one of them, for example.
Are you kidding me?
According to Livy he was the first roman to adopt the greek custom of a clean shaved face (before that the romans kept their beards long to the astonishment of the gauls). He claimed that he spoke with the gods. Oh, and his military carrier is abso-fucking-lutely awesome. When his uncles got destroyed by Carthage in spain with the result that the romans view that theater of the war as lost he alone requested the command of it and in short order utterly thrashed the carthaginians there.
After the conquest of Carthago Nova, the carthaginian stronghold in spain, which he conquered by sheer brilliance and adacity, he was offered a lovely señortia by his men which the carthaginians held as hostage he instead gave her back to her betrothed and thusly gained the loyality of most Pedros.
The man was epic as fuck. He was even offered kingship by his soldiers which he turned down.
He was even involved in the keking of the Seleucids by his brother.
Scipion was a good general, but the real reason why rome survive is because of the actions of Fabius Maximus
The usual Sullaposter is not here, so I'm picking up the slack.
You forgot, understandably,
>only person in history to take Athens and Rome back for their rightful owners
>basically abolished the goddamn rabble rousers
>genius ballsy capture of Jugurtha
>gave Aeclanum an hour to decide on whether to surrender (they were just buying for time), then set their wooden breastwork on fire before time was up because they weren't being honorable, so why should he?
>BTFO Samnium so hard that Samnites became Roman
>one of only ten, maybe less, men in the Republic's history to win the Grass Crown
>fuck Mithridates, fuck Armenians, fuck Populares
and that's just the tip of a glorious iceberg.
>implying he isn't babies third ancient general after Caesar and Alexander
>implying most people know any more of him than le elephants on le alps
>implying he isn't le elephant man
It doesn't matter how good or his tactics was, he is a meme.
If not for the elephants, then for being black.
>Nietzsche and Marx, two of the worst things to happen to Europe
>both born in Germany
Further proof of the German agenda
How about lesser known generals? Aetius included.
Literally the most important, morally righteous Roman general coming to ever live, pic related.
It's a shame he had to quarrel with Caesar as a on old man.
A great General. I would fight for him even if I didn't get payed for 1-2 weeks.
I agree 100%, OP.
Africanus was undefeated in open battle. He shitstompted Hannibal and every one of his baby sacrificing lieutenants. He strong-armed the Republic into not surrendering, even in it's darkest hour.
Completely based. People just love cucks like Hannibal and Napolean because their stories were tragic. They were ultimately unsuccessful despite their overbearing genius, like all academics believe themselves to be. They were pensive, thoughtful losers just like every historian that talks about them. It's unsurprising then that historians obsess about and deify such men.
Scipio Africanus was a victim of his own success. There is no room for true alphas like him in academia.
You are forgetting Robert the Bruce, this guy took on the most powerful army of his time with a small army of his own.
Come on, he was a really shit at tactics.
The best has to be Stonewall Jackson.
Von Lettow Vorbeck, who fought the greatest irregular warfare campaign of the 20th century
>In the year of Lettow-Vorbeck's death, 1964, the West German Bundestag voted to give back-dated pay to all surviving Askaris from the German forces of the First World War. A temporary cashier's office was set up in Mwanza on Lake Victoria. Of the 350 old soldiers who gathered, only a handful could produce the certificates that Lettow-Vorbeck had given them in 1918. Others presented pieces of their old uniforms as proof of service. The German banker who had brought the money came up with an idea. As each claimant stepped forward, he was handed a broom and ordered in German to perform the manual of arms. Not one man failed the test.
>most morally righteous Roman general
a challenger appears