ROMAN ENEMIES

Building an empire is sure to make you a few enemies along the way. Learn about opposition to the powerful Roman Empire in the Enemies of Ancient Rome channel.
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Odoacer

Odoacer or Odovacar (434-493), the first barbarian ruler of Italy. Odoacer, a German, joined the Roman army in Italy in his youth.

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  • Hannibal

    Hannibal

    Hannibal, (24-183 B.C.), a Carthaginian general. He was one of the greatest military geniuses of ancient times. See more »

  • Alaric

    Alaric

    Alaric(370-410), a king of the Visigoths who led barbarian hordes against the Roman Empire. See more »

  • Attila

    Attila

    Attila, (406-453), a king of the Huns, 43-53. He is commonly known as Attila the Hun and was sometimes called "the scourge of God" because his conquests were so bloody some people thought he was sent by God as punishment for their sins. See more »

  • Boadicea

    Boadicea

    Boadicea, or Boudicca, (died 62 A.D.), a queen of ancient Britain. She is famous for the bloody and tragic revolt that she led during the Roman occupation of Britain. See more »

  • Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca, (270-228 B.C.), a Carthaginian general and the father of Hannibal. See more »

  • Mithridates VI

    Mithridates VI

    Mithridates VI, or Mithridates the Great (also spelled Mithradates)(132? B.C.-63 B.C.), king of Pontus, 12-63 B.C. See more »

  • Odoacer

    Odoacer

    Odoacer or Odovacar (434-493), the first barbarian ruler of Italy. Odoacer, a German, joined the Roman army in Italy in his youth. See more »

  • Theodoric the Great

    Theodoric the Great

    Theodoric the Great, (454-526), founder of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy. Under Theodoric's father the Ostrogoths became allies of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, and Theodoric spent his youth in Constantinople. See more »

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