ARMINIUS (ARMINIUS and the VARIAN DISASTER Book 1) by William Walling

By William Walling

Roman chronicles cite the feats of a barbarian legionary, later a Roman citizen, and finally an equestrian knight, who's acknowledged to have back to his his humans and led them in a triumphant conflict that annihilated 3 Roman legions.

Certain modern historians revere this far away determine from the shadows of eu antiquity as a freeing campaign; others as, “The noble savage long past wrong.” This story of Imperial Rome and historical Germania facilities at the travails, defeats and victories of a Germanic tribal princeling Roman scribes known as Arminius. A tradition hero, and probably even the Wagnerian hero of heroes, Siegfried, he it sounds as if prepared and commanded a tribal military tha effectively annihilated 3 Roman legions in a very important conflict that conceivably replaced the process eu background by means of making Caesar Augustus leery of resuming the conquest of territory extending from from the Rhine to the Elbe, and reworking it into but extra Roman provinces.

Unfortunately, what little is understood of the guy derives from sketchy, surviving parts of Roman literature authored by way of classical historians clearly biased in prefer of the Roman empire. Loosely translated, an excerpt penned by means of famous historian Tacitus tells us, "He was once past doubt the liberator of Germania. He challenged Rome no longer in its infancy, like earlier kings and commanders, yet on the height of its strength. He fought not sure battles, yet by no means misplaced a warfare. The tribes nonetheless sing of him.”

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