Belisarius - 6th century Byzantine general.
A general to Justinian the Great, he worked wonders against the Persians, suppressed the Nika revolt, and in North Africa he recaptured Carthage from the Vandals. He was the last to receive a Roman Triumph [for said action in Carthage], not to mention being one of the last men to receive the office of Consul.
In the campaign to retake Italy from the Ostrogoths, he captured Naples, Rome & Milan, and when offered the title of Western Emperor by the Ostrogoths, feigned acceptance in order to take their capital, Ravenna, unopposed.
Greatness breeds contempt, and he faced much contempt indeed from those in positions to make his life difficult. In the field he would be starved of troops and resources, back in Constantinople he was stripped of his wealth, estate, and command (though Justinian ‘forgave’ him later). At every turn his wife cuckolded him publicly - egged on by Theodora.
His victories were his own, his defeats were the work of court eunuchs and harlots. I want nothing more than to mother him and tell him ‘history will judge you well, o history-buddy’. A true servant of Rome.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Young #24 of the New York Yankees hits a walk-off game winning three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Rays 5-4. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Time to bounce in the Bronx.