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Battle of Grumentum

Punic Wars - Punic Wars DecorationThe 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]Battle of GrumentumPart of the Second Punic WarBattles second punic war.pngDate207 BCLocationGrumentum, present-day ItalyResultminor Roman victoryBelligerentsCarthageRoman RepublicCommanders and leadersHannibal, MagoGaius Claudius NeroStrength5,0006,000 infantry 600 cavalryCasualties and losses800 killed, 700 captured500 killed

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

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