Battle of Grumentum

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Battle of Grumentum
Part of the Second Punic War
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Date 207 BC
Location Grumentum, present-day Italy
Result minor Roman victory
Belligerents
Carthage Roman Republic
Commanders and leaders
Hannibal, Mago Gaius Claudius Nero
Strength
5,000 6,000 infantry 600 cavalry
Casualties and losses
800 killed, 700 captured 500 killed

The 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]


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