Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator 280 BC – 203 BC) was a Roman politician and general, He was a Roman Consul five times and was twice appointed Dictator, He reached the office of Roman Censor in 230 BC. His agnomen Cunctator (cognate to the English noun cunctation) means "lingerer" in Latin, and refers to his strategy in deploying troops during the Second Punic War. He is widely regarded as the father of guerilla war which was something new at the time.
Member of Theodoric the Amal's personal bodyguard. Troops who helped the Ostrogothic King to usurp Italy from Flavius Odoacer's forces (admittedly by treachery, after a military stalemate). Sent by the Emperor Zeno to 'reclaim' Italia for the Empire, Theodoric ruled the province as a Roman consul.
In 66 BC, Torquatus stood for election as Roman consul, but was defeated by Publius Cornelius Sulla and Publius Autronius Paetus. Autronius and Sulla were to install themselves as consuls, while Piso was to take possession of the provinces of Hispania.
August 216 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
This painting is depicting the Roman Consuls who were very important political leader during the roman republic. Specifically Brutus is raising his knife to stab Julius ceasar, a threat to the Roman republic.