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Old November 6th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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Agrippa Vs Julius Caesar


Marcus Vispanius Agrippa against Gaius Julius Caesar.

Caesar is in Rome, Agrippa in Southern Italy, both with similar army numbers.
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I like Agrippa more, but Caesar was the better commander. He beat the Gauls, Germans, and Pompey the Great; Agrippa beat Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra in a single battle and who knows what else.

One of the problems here is that Caesar and Octavian were embellishing propagandists who took care of their own reputation first. I'm not sure how many victories Octavian actually secured by himself, and how many were won by his right hand man.
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I like Agrippa more, but Caesar was the better commander. He beat the Gauls, Germans, and Pompey the Great; Agrippa beat Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra in a single battle and who knows what else.

One of the problems here is that Caesar and Octavian were embellishing propagandists who took care of their own reputation first. I'm not sure how many victories Octavian actually secured by himself, and how many were won by his right hand man.
There is the impression that Agrippa was behind Octavian's victories, do you think maybe Octavian deserves more credit in these matters? Or was Agrippa the strong general and Octavian the clever politician?
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I believe Agrippa was a good soldier and loyal to the utmost, for whatever reason, to his friend Octavian. It would not surprise me to learn Agrippa was behind every military victory Octavian achieved, but he simply didn't pursue the recognition. Even for the Battle of Actium, I got the impression he never tried to gain public renown.

So yes, Agrippa was the soldier's soldier, and Octavian was the politician. In my reading.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #6

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Julius Caesar would have won. Agrippa was a great general but he was not in the same league as the former.
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agrippa!
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Why Agrippa?
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I foresee Caesar winning with little effort.
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I guess that I will have to give a detailed reason as to why Agrippa would win.......
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