List of Roman generals

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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found. 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.


Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 67 BC) [1]-- Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 191 BC)[2]-- Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 91) -- Titus Aebutius Elva[3]-- Aegidius -- Lucius Aemilius Barbula -- Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (triumvir) -- Lucius Aemilius Paulus Macedonicus -- Marcus Aemilius Scaurus (praetor 56 BC) -- Marcus Antonius Orator[4]-- Gaius Antonius[5]-- Lucius Antonius (brother of Mark Antony) -- Marcus Antonius Creticus[6]-- Mark Antony -- Manius Aquillius (129 BC) -- Arrian -- Lucius Artorius Castus -- Gaius Asinius Pollio (consul 40 BC) -- Aulus Atilius Calatinus[7]-- Marcus Atilius Regulus[8]-- Publius Attius Varus[9]-- Aureolus[10] Graltinus Maximus Aurelius --


Lucius Cornelius Balbus (minor)[11]-- Barbatio -- Lucilius Bassus -- Publius Ventidius Bassus -- Bonifacius -- Bonosus (usurper) -- Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus[12]-- Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus[13] -- Marcus Junius Brutus --


Quintus Caecilius Metellus[14]-- Aulus Caecina Alienus -- Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus -- Gaius Calpurnius Piso (consul 67 BC) -- Gaius Carrinas (general) -- Gaius Carrinas (consul 43 BC) -- Gaius Cassius Longinus -- Quintus Tullius Cicero -- Gaius Julius Civilis -- Appius Claudius Caudex -- Marcus Claudius Marcellus -- Gaius Claudius Nero -- Claudius Pompeianus -- Publius Claudius Pulcher -- Lucius Clodius Macer -- Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo -- Gaius Marcius Coriolanus -- Lucius Cornelius Cinna -- Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus -- Publius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther -- Lucius Cornelius Lentulus -- Scipio Aemilianus Africanus -- Publius Cornelius Scipio -- Scipio Asiaticus -- Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus -- Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica[15]--


Publius Decius Mus (279 BC)[16]-- Publius Decius Mus (340 BC)[17]-- Publius Decius Mus (312 BC) -- Dexippus -- Aulus Didius Gallus -- Titus Didius -- Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32 BC) -- Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 122 BC) -- Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus -- Nero Claudius Drusus -- Julius Caesar Drusus -- Gaius Duilius


Fabius Maximus Rullianus[18]-- Fabius Maximus[19] -- Fabius Valens -- Gaius Flaminius -- Gaius Flavius Fimbria -- Quintus Fufius Calenus -- Fullofaudes -- Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 125 BC) -- Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 264 BC) -- Quintus Fulvius Flaccus -- Quintus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 179 BC) -- Marcus Fulvius Nobilior -- Marcus Furius Camillus -- Flavius Aetius -- Cornelius Fuscus


Aulus Gabinius[20]-- Gaius Julius Caesar the Elder -- Servius Sulpicius Galba (praetor 54 BC) -- Cestius Gallus -- Lucius Gellius Publicola -- Germanicus -- Gundobad -- Gāius Salvius Līberālis


Gnaeus Hosidius Geta[21]


Lucius Julius Caesar -- Julius Caesar -- Lucius Junius Brutus


Gaius Laelius -- Titus Larcius -- Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul AD 6) -- Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus -- Marcus Licinius Crassus -- Lucius Licinius Lucullus -- Litorius -- Lucullus -- Mucianus -- Quintus Ligarius -- Marcus Livius Salinator -- Marcus Lollius -- Quintus Lollius Urbicus -- Lucius Caecilius Metellus Denter -- Lucius Pinarius -- Gaius Lutatius Catulus -- Quintus Lutatius Catulus


Gnaeus Mallius Maximus -- Titus Manlius Torquatus (consul 347 BC) -- Titus Manlius Torquatus (235 BC) -- Lucius Manlius Vulso Longus -- Gaius Marcius Rutilus -- Marcius Turbo -- Gaius Marius[22] -- Gaius Marius the Younger -- Lucius Mummius Achaicus -- Marcus Valerius Maximianus


Tiberius Nero[23]-- Gaius Norbanus Flaccus -- Gaius Norbanus


Gaius Octavius[24]-- Gnaeus Octavius -- Odaenathus -- Lucius Opimius -- Publius Ostorius Scapula[25]


Gnaeus Papirius Carbo -- Lucius Papirius Cursor -- Tiberius Claudius Paulinus -- Marcus Perperna Vento -- Marcus Perperna -- Quintus Petillius Cerialis -- Publius Petronius Turpilianus -- Lucius Calpurnius Piso (consul 15 BC) -- Aulus Plautius[26]-- Gnaeus Pompeius -- Pompey -- Sextus Pompeius -- Pompeius Strabo -- Pomponius Secundus -- Marcus Popillius Laenas -- Marcus Popillius Laenas (consul 173 BC) -- Lucius Postumius Albinus -- Marcus Antonius Primus -- Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 283 BC) -- Marcus Pupius Piso Frugi Calpurnianus


Lusius Quietus -- Cincinnatus -- Publius Quinctilius Varus[27]-- Titus Quinctius Flamininus -- Quintus Aemilius -- Quintus Pedius


Ricimer -- Marcus Roscius Coelius -- Publius Rutilius Lupus (consul 90 BC) -- Publius Rutilius Rufus


Salvidienus Rufus -- Gaius Scribonius Curio -- Sejanus -- Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (consul 238 BC) Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (consul 215 and 213 BC) -- Tiberius Gracchus Major -- Tiberius Sempronius Longus (consul 194 BCE) -- Tiberius Sempronius Longus (consul 218 BC) -- Marcus Sergius -- Quintus Sertorius -- Gaius Servilius Ahala -- Quintus Servilius Caepio -- Gnaeus Servilius Geminus -- Quintus Servilius Caepio the Younger -- Sextus Julius Severus -- Lucius Cornelius Sisenna -- Lucius Flavius Silva'"--"' Gaius Sosius -- Staurakios the eunuch[28]-- Stilicho -- Gaius Suetonius Paulinus[29]-- Faustus (II) Cornelius Sulla -- Publius Cornelius Sulla -- Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus[30]-- Servius Sulpicius Galba (consul 144 BC) -- Publius Sulpicius Rufus -- Syagrius Scipio-- Sextus Calpurnius Classicus (senator and general of Hadrian)


Marcus Terentius Varro Lucullus[31]-- Gaius Terentius Varro -- Titus Vinius -- Trebonius


Ursicinus (Roman general)[32]


Valens (usurper) -- Marcus Valerius Corvus[33]-- Gaius Valerius Flaccus (consul) -- Lucius Valerius Flaccus -- Publius Valerius Laevinus -- M. Valerius Laevinus -- Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla -- Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus -- Flavius Valila Theodosius -- Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa[34]


  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. defeated the Garamantes
  12. commanded Caesar's fleet in the war against the Veneti
  13. led the Roman legions in the conquest of western Iberia
  14. twice defeated Andriscus, self-proclaimed pretender to Macedonian throne
  15. defeated the Lusitanians at Ilipa, and subjugated the Boii
  16. fought Pyrrhus of Epirus at the Battle of Asculum (279 BC)
  17. awarded the Grass Crown during First Samnite War
  18. hero of the Samnite Wars
  19. instigated his "Fabian strategy" against Hannibal
  20. successful campaign to restore Ptolemy XII of Egypt
  21. defeated Sabalus, chief of the Mauri
  22. initiated "Marian reforms" of the army
  23. commanded Caesar's fleet in the Alexandrian War
  24. put down a slave rebellion at Thurii
  25. responsible for the defeat and capture of Caratacus
  26. led the Roman conquest of Britain
  27. lost three Roman legions and his own life when attacked by Germanic leader Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
  28. defeated the Sclaveni Slavs near Thessalonica
  29. defeated the rebellion of Boudica
  30. led Roman Army in the Second Macedonian War
  31. defeated the Bessi in Thrace
  32. Entrusted to suppress the Jewish revolt against Caesar Constantius Gallus
  33. defeated successively the Gauls, the Volscians, the Samnites, the Etruscans and the Marsians
  34. next Roman general to cross the Rhine after Julius Caesar