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Gaius Flaminius

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Gaius Flaminius was a prominent Roman statesman and military commander known for his roles as a reformer, his military leadership during the Second Punic War, and his tragic death at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. His career reflects the complexities and challenges of the Roman Republic during this tumultuous period.

Early Life and Background

Political Career

Reforms and Public Works

Military Career

First Punic War

Second Punic War (218-201 BCE)

Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 BCE)


Historical Perspective

Gaius Flaminius remains a significant figure in Roman history, embodying the complexities of a republic struggling with internal reforms and external threats. His legacy as a reformer and military leader, coupled with his tragic end, highlights the turbulent nature of Roman politics and warfare during his time.


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