Battle of Brumath
|Battle of Brumath|
|Part of Roman-Alamanni conflict|
Bas-Rhin (Lower Rhine) seen from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
|Western Roman Empire||Alamanni|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Julian the Apostate||Unknown|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Brumath in AD 356 was part of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate's campaigns against the Germanic tribes. Following the Battle of Reims, Julian's forces pursued several Germanic war bands through the Gallic countryside. Outside Brocomagus (Brumath), one war band met Julian in open battle and the Romans were victorious.
Hearing therefore that Strasburg, Brumath, Saverne, Seltz, Speyer, Worms, and Mayence were held by the savages, who were living on their lands (for the towns themselves they avoid as if they were tombs surrounded by nets), he first of all seized Brumath, but while he was still approaching it a band of Germans met him and offered battle. Julian drew up his forces in the form of a crescent, and when the fight began to come to close quarters, the enemy were overwhelmed by a double danger; some were captured, others were slain in the very heat of the battle, and rest got away, saved by recourse to speed.
- Ammianus, Marcellinus; Rolfe, J.C. (tr). The History XIV 2 12–13. Loeb Classical Library. p. 209. Retrieved Mar 23, 2019.
- Goldsworthy, In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003
- Goldsworthy, In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003,
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