* Miltiades * was Athenian general who commanded at Marathon
* Hannibal Barca * was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician, later also working in other professions, who is popularly credited as one of the finest commanders in history. He lived during a period of tension in the Mediterranean, when Rome (then the Roman Republic) established its supremacy over other great powers such as Carthage, Macedon, Syracuse, and the Seleucid empire. He is one of the best-known Carthaginian commanders. His most famous achievement was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy.
* Gaius Julius Caesar * was a Roman military and political leader and one of the most influential men in world history. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
Hey "Dan ny" Leonidas was a great Greek, leader, and soldier for sacrificing himself and his army at Thermopylaye to stop Xerxes army from getting to the City States, however this does not prove he is a great general. He could have been a great general but he was never given the opertunity to prove himself, therefore just because of his great sacrifice, it doesn't instantly mean he's a great general. I beleive this, but don't get me wrong i still greatly admire Leonidas.
Wheres Alexander the Great? He conquered more land than one man has ever conquered. He improved upon tactics that are still used in todays militarys. Was he not one of the Greated generals of the ancient time?