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Enemies of Rome

Ancient rome was one of the most powerful civilizations in history and made a few enemies along the way. Can you name the persons which are considered famous enemies of Rome?
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Last updated: September 22, 2022
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4th century BC
Leader of a gallic tribe which sieged and sacked Rome uttering the words 'Vae victis' which means ‘Woe to the vanquished,’
Brennus
319/318–272 BC
King of Epirus who had some victories against Rome but whit heavy losses. He famously said: "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined"
Pyrrhus of Epirus
287-212 BC
Greek mathematician and inventor who may have used mirrors acting collectively as a parabolic reflector to burn Roman ships attacking Syracuse.
Archimedes
285 - 229 BC
General in the first Punic war who made - number 5 - his son to swear never to be a "Friend of Rome" and "Never to show goodwill to the Romans
Hamilcar
247-183 BC
Military commander in the second Punic War who crossed the Alps with elephants
Hannibal
135–63 BC
King of Pontus who started a genocide against the Romans in the east; He also created immunity to poisons by regularly ingesting sub-lethal doses
Mithridates VI
c. 111–71 BC
One of the escaped slave leaders in a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Subject of major film in 1960 and miniseries.
Spartacus
80?-46 BC
Chieftain of the Arverni tribe who united the Gauls in a failed revolt against Julius Caesar. Now a folk hero in France.
Vercingetorix
69-31 BC
Queen of Egypt who seduced Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. In 32 BC the Roman senate declared war against her and after her defeat she committed suicide with an asp.
Cleopatra
18/17 BC – 21 AD
Leader of the german tribes at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, in which three Roman legions under the command of general Publius Quinctilius Varus were destroyed.
Arminius
30?-60?
Queen of the British Iceni who led an unsuccessful uprising against the conquering forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61.
Boudica
?- 270
Sasanian king of Iran who led several wars against the Roman empire. In 260 he defeated and captured the Roman emperor, Valerian and plundered the eastern provinces.
Shapur
c. 370 – 410
King of the Visigoths who is responsible for the sack of Rome in 410
Alaric
c. 389 – 477
He also sacked Rome in 455 but he was so fierce that the name of the Vandals is still a term for barbaric destruction.
Gaiseric
c. 406–453
Leader of the huns who was feared and got the nickname 'scourge of god'
Attila
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Level 80
Sep 21, 2022
"Atilla" is mispelled.
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2022
I thought I was going crazy when Attila didn't work
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Level 77
Sep 21, 2022
sry for the panic; fixed
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Level 92
Sep 22, 2022
Could you please accept

Shapur for Shapur I

Genseric for Gainseric

also, Attila stil did not work for me