Defeated in Lusitania, the Roman Pretorian Galba, tries to negotiate with the Lusitanos staging a peaceful meetingLeave a comment
February 27, 2012 by yamakashi
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(continued…) Defeated in Lusitania, the Roman Pretorian Galba, tries to negotiate with the Lusitanos staging a peaceful meeting, as soon as the Lusos crossed the Roman lines, were disarmed and reduced to slavery. The lack of honor and nobility shown by the Pretorian shook the Lusitano’s, who immediately nominated Viriato as their General, the experienced Warrior had the will of a Fighting Bull and under him the most powerful of the weapons, the Horse. Alongside each other this Lusitano Cavalry units were invincible. Even Poisedon referring to Lusitania wrote, “…The horses from the Southwest of Iberia, are of the fastest I have ever seen, including the Parthenians…”
After Viriato takes control over the Lusitano’s Cavalry, many victories over the Romans went by, one however becomes famous, because of the army power put by the Romans into this Battle. In the desperate attempt to control Lusitania, the Emperor, concerned with the recent events, as many armies fall to the Lusitano General, sends Fabio Emiliano, one of his trusted Generals, to the Iberian Peninsula with the mission of finishing the War. Bringing with him a reinforcement of 15,000 men and 2000 horses to join Lelio’s army and the other Roman Legions already in the Peninsula. All this warfare is destroyed by Ossuna, by the valiant Viriato, who after this victory, advances through Roman lines forcing the enemy to take refuge in their headquarters of Cordoba (Spain) and marches on to Granada and Murcia (Spain). Two more attempts, by the Roman Council Quinto Metello, to dominate the Lusitano General, take place, all in vain. The Roman casualties are such, that the Council is forced to write a Treaty, in which he recognizes the power of Viriato over Lusitania, the same treaty is not passed in Rome, and immediately another General, Servilio Scipiao, is sent to the Peninsula, this time not for war, but with a mission to bribe three of Viriato’s greedy tennants, that this way assasinate their Master in his sleep…
In this shameful way, dies this Notable Warrior, a man that Julius Ceasar considered an adversary at his height.
The magnificent Lusitano General is assasinated in 138 before the Christian era. After his death, the Lusitano’s fall to the General, that cowardly had murdered him, who quick returns to Rome to sing victory.
Was dead, the Hero, the Terror of Romans, but with him did not die the Will, Faith, and hatred for submission of Lusitano people…
Thank you, Master Viriato..