Battle of Camerinum

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Battle of Camerinum
Part of the Third Samnite War
Date298 BC
Camerinum (modern Camerino), Italy
Result Samnite victory
Roman Republic Samnium
Commanders and leaders
Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus Gellius Equatius

The Battle of Camerinum in 298 BC was the first battle of the Third Samnite War. In the battle, the Samnites, assisted by the Gauls, defeated the Romans, who were commanded by Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus.[1] Scipio was supposed to have stopped the Gauls from crossing a mountain pass in the Apennines, but failed, and the combined force of Samnites and Gauls defeated Scipio's two legions.[2]


  1. ^ Gill, N.S. "A Table of Roman Battles". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ Harbottle, Thomas Benfield (1904). Dictionary of battles from the earliest date to the present time. London: S. Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd. p. 47.