Since the battle of the Lake, (Legacy, Grapes of Rome) Roman Consul Camillus had the Etruscan city of Veii under siege. It had been almost three years, and there was no end in sight. Camillus, who was basically out of his mind, did not want the help of some of the smartest generals in the Roman army. He preferred to have all the glory to himself. He especially did not want General Praetorio or his meddling son Tribune Dante on the front lines. They already had taken so much glory from him.
The General and his son still did well, their land holdings had tripled since the horrifying battle at the Lake. The family had sent their best people to several countries and started businesses, making them wealthier than Camillus had ever expected. Yet, the Roman Senate backed Camillus, because the Etruscans had not set foot on Roman soil since the Lake.
Yet things were heating up in Rome. Enemies they had never met before closed in on a sleeping Roman State. With mostly little children at the front lines, Rome had to learn a few things.
From the back cover of Foundation Grapes of Rome.