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View Poll Results: Best Greek General of all time
Mithridates 2 4.55%
Themistocles 9 20.45%
Cimon 1 2.27%
Pericles 1 2.27%
Brasidas 0 0%
Alcibiades 4 9.09%
Lysander 1 2.27%
Agesilous II 0 0%
Epaminondas 10 22.73%
Pelopidas 0 0%
Iphicrates 1 2.27%
Chabrias 0 0%
Philip II 5 11.36%
Alexander the Great 33 75.00%
Antigonus I 5 11.36%
Seleucus I 4 9.09%
Demetrius I 2 4.55%
Pyrrhus of Epirus 7 15.91%
Antiochus the Great 2 4.55%
Mithridates VI 1 2.27%
Other 1 2.27%
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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #1

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Best Greek Generals of all time


I have made a thread about best Athenia general before,as well as numerous threads about warfare in ancient Greece,so I might as well stop beating around the bush,and start THE thread.

OP is pretty self-explanatory.I have decided to include Diadochi.You can pick 3 generals.So,fellow Historumites,what do you think?I choose Alexander,Epaminondas and Pyrrhus.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #2

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Would Mithridates VI even have considered himself Greek?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:10 AM   #3

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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #4
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Themistocles, although Epaminondas too was great.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:20 AM   #5

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Would Mithridates VI even have considered himself Greek?
Among other things.If for nothing else than for propaganda.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #6

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Where is Xenophon?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #7

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Alexander, Pyrrhos and Epaminondas.
As I am a knucklehead, I voted too fast and only voted for Alexander as I didn't read that we could vote for 3

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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #8

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Alexander, Pyrrhos and Epaminondas.
As I am a knucklehead, I voted too fast and only voted for Alexander as I didn't read that we could vote for 3 :d
Hey!Your choices are identical to mine.I guess it's true that great minds think alike.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #9

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Where is Xenophon?
There was no place for him I'm afraid.The list was getting too big.He is not the only prominent general I had to leave out.There are also Leonidas,Phormio,Demosthenes,Thrasybulus,Conon,Pau sanias,Memnon,Ptolemy I,Lysimachus,Craterus and Parmenion.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #10

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Hey!Your choices are identical to mine.I guess it's true that great minds think alike.
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Well before last week I would have voted for Lysandros instead of Epaminondas but you managed to convince me
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