Battle of Grumentum

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Battle of Grumentum
Part of the Second Punic War
Battles second punic war.png
Date Spring 207 BC
Location Grumentum, present-day Italy
Result Roman victory
Belligerents
Vexilloid of the Roman Empire.svg Roman Republic Carthage standard.svg Carthage
Commanders and leaders
Gaius Claudius Nero Hannibal
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
500 killed

8,500


8,000 killed (Roman claim)
700 captured
4 elephants killed
2 elephants captured

The Battle of Grumentum was fought in 207 BC between Romans led by Gaius Claudius Nero, and a part of Hannibal's Carthaginian army. The battle was a minor Roman victory, and Nero marched north where he defeated and killed Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal at Metaurus. The battle is described by Livy at 27.41-42.[1]

References

  1. ^ Livy's History of Rome, Book 27 at Project Gutenberg

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