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View Poll Results: Who is the greatest enemy of Rome
Porsenna 1 1.43%
Brennus 3 4.29%
Phyrrus of Epirus 5 7.14%
Hannibal Barca 52 74.29%
Viriathus 3 4.29%
Jugurtha 1 1.43%
Mithridates VI of Pontus 7 10.00%
Spartacus 4 5.71%
Vercingetorix 3 4.29%
Arminius 3 4.29%
Boudicca 2 2.86%
Shapur I 9 12.86%
Alaric 5 7.14%
Attila 16 22.86%
Other 7 10.00%
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #1

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who do you think is the greatest foe that the Romans ever faced?

it's a probable win by Hannibal, but we could see some interestings outsiders
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Themselves.
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Themselves.
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Themselves.
My thought exactly.

In the long run, the perceived danger from Sassanid Persia (and thus we can blame it on Shapur I, who did much of the early damage) did an immense amount of damage to Rome, purely on account of the enormous resources expended on the Mespotamian frontier when they were needed elsewhere after the middle of the third century.
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In spite of themselves, the Romans thrived for two milennia plus, far more than most other nations & cultures; not a bad score by any standard.

Aside from (sometimes) themselves, the identification of their "greatest enemy" would depend largely on the specific time period; IMHO there is simply no single all-time valid answer to the OP.
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Meh, I voted for Brennus, because he succeeded, and was the only one to do so until Rome fell. The Romans were forever ashamed of that event and even tried to make it that they eventually drove him out... when I believe they paid him to leave.
'Vae Vcitis' indeed.
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Meh, I voted for Brennus, because he succeeded, and was the only one to do so until Rome fell. The Romans were forever ashamed of that event and even tried to make it that they eventually drove him out... when I believe they paid him to leave.
'Vae Vcitis' indeed.
I completely believe they drove him out.
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Well I dont remember names Vandal leaders,Goths leaders (I know Alric), Gauls leaders when they destroyed Rome...I dont know are they all in this list...

I voted for Phyrrus. Because he was trouble to Rome. He introduce war-elephant to Rome before Hannibal. He was wise. He predict conflict between Rome and Chartage.


Second opinon is with my heart. Illyrians.
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Also...I read again and I noticed Shapur. He destroyed Roman legions like nobodys bussiness.
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I voted Attila
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