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Roman generals were often career statesmen, remembered by history for reasons other than their service in the Roman Army. This page encompasses men whom history remembers for their accomplishments commanding Roman armies on land and sea.

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  1. command of the war against Mithridates VI of Pontus
  2. defeated the Seleucid ruler Antiochus the Great at the Battle of Thermopylae
  3. Battle of Lake Regillus, Roman victory over the Latin League
  4. Roman Senate voted him a naval triumph
  5. entrusted with the defence of Illyricum against the Pompeians
  6. ordered to clear the Mediterranean Sea of piracy, but instead, plundered the provinces he was supposed to protect
  7. first to lead an army outside of the Italian mainland
  8. defeated and captured at the Battle of Tunis
  9. fought and defeated Gaius Scribonius Curio
  10. one of the so-called Thirty Tyrants
  11. twice defeated Andriscus, self-proclaimed pretender to Macedonian throne
  12. defeated the Lusitanians at Ilipa, and subjugated the Boii
  13. hero of the Samnite Wars
  14. instigated his "Fabian strategy" against Hannibal
  15. successful campaign to restore Ptolemy XII of Egypt
  16. led the Roman conquest of Britain
  17. defeated the Sclaveni Slavs near Thessalonica
  18. defeated the rebellion of Boudica
  19. led Roman Army in the Second Macedonian War
  20. defeated the Bessi in Thrace
  21. defeated successively the Gauls, the Volscians, the Samnites, the Etruscans and the Marsians
  22. next Roman general to cross the Rhine after Julius Caesar

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