- Feb 2019
Considering what Galba did a few years earlier, it's understandable how Viriathus roused his men to continue the resistance against Roman expansion instead of surrendering to Vetilius. And the Luitanians were more successful with him as their leader then ever before or since. No point in downplaying his skills.Indeed so and I think even Augustus got impacient and left it to the generals (cant remember who).
Funny how in hindsight we always look on people who brought death and destruction to their peoples as heroes. But I suppose we've never heard of the many leaders who did the sensible thing?
And I still don't agree it was anything to do with the history of Portugal, which only formed 1000 years later. Unless you are talking about the history of the 'space'!