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    Lee Fratantuono(Author)

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The military achievements of Lucius Licinius Lucullus (118-57/56 B.C.) have been the subject of admiration and great respect throughout the history of the study of warfare. Yet there have been few studies dedicated to a comprehensive examination of exactly how Lucullus conquered the Roman East and made it a more or less cohesive part of the empire. Lee Frantantuono considers every aspect of Lucullus life, starting with the training and education of a future Roman officer, but the greatest emphasis is on his military strategy and tactics during the Third Mithridatic War and his military adventures in Armenia. His most famous achievement was his victory against immense odds at the land battle of Tigranocerta. We are also reminded that he one of the most formidable naval strategists of the Roman Republic. Lucullus complicated relationship with Sulla and Crassus is explored and the study concludes with the retirement of the man Pliny the Elder memorably referred to as 'Xerxes in a Toga', a patron of the arts and master of a life of horticulture and reflection.

Dr Lee Frantantuono is a Professor of Classics at Ohio Wesleyan University. His previous work includes The Battle of Actium 31 BC (Pen & Sword Books, 2016) and Roman Conquests: Mesopotamia and Arabia (Pen & Sword Books, 2017).

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  • PDF | 188 pages
  • Lee Fratantuono(Author)
  • Pen & Sword Military (6 Sept. 2017)
  • English
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  • Biography

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