Hadrian sent his best generals against the rebels, and at length they were driven from Jerusalem to Bethar (135).
But now the marshals and generals joined the civilians.
The best generals I have known were, on the contrary, stupid or absent-minded men.
Not a soldier himself, he had to control and direct the movements of armies; can we be surprised if he failed, or if he was unable to keep control over the generals or to establish that military co-operation so essential to success?
Theodosius, after a two days' fight, gained the victory by the treachery of one of Arbogast's generals, sent to cut off his retreat.