Battle of Tarentum (209 BC)

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Roman Recapture of Tarentum
Part of the Second Punic War
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Date 209 BC
Location Tarentum, Southern Italy
Result Roman victory
Belligerents
Carthage Roman Republic
Commanders and leaders
Hannibal, Carthalo Quintus Fabius Maximus
Strength
19,000 17,000
Casualties and losses
9,000 2,300

The Battle of Tarentum of 209 BC was a battle in the Second Punic War. The Romans led by Quintus Fabius Maximus recaptured the city of Tarentum, that had betrayed them in the first Battle of Tarentum in 212 BC. This time the city turned against the Carthaginians, and supported the Romans.