By Peter S. Wells
The formerly untold tale of the watershed conflict that modified the process Western history.
In advert nine, a Roman traitor led a military of barbarians who trapped after which slaughtered 3 whole Roman legions: 20,000 males, part the Roman military in Europe. If now not for this conflict, the Roman Empire may without doubt have extended to the Elbe River, and possibly eastward into present-day Russia. yet after this defeat, the surprised Romans ended all efforts to extend past the Rhine, which grew to become the mounted border among Rome and Germania for the subsequent four hundred years, and which is still the cultural border among Latin western Europe and Germanic critical and jap Europe today.
This attention-grabbing narrative introduces us to the most important protagonists: the emperor Augustus, the main strong of the Caesars; his normal Varus, who used to be the inaccurate guy within the incorrect position; and the barbarian chief Arminius, later celebrated because the first German hero. In picture element, in keeping with contemporary archaeological unearths, the writer leads the reader throughout the dust, blood, and decimation that used to be the conflict of Teutoburg Forest.
sixteen pages of illustrations