Clades Lolliana

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clades Lolliana
Part of the Germanic Wars
Date 16 BCE
Location Rhine shores
Result Germanic victory
Vexilloid of the Roman Empire.svg Roman Empire Sicambri
Commanders and leaders
Marcus Lollius Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
one legion destroyed Unknown

The clades Lolliana or Lollian disaster was a battle in 16 BCE, when the consul Marcus Lollius Paulinus was defeated by the Sicambri, Tencteri and Usipetes, Germanic tribes who had crossed the Rhine.[1] This defeat is coupled by the historian Suetonius with the disaster of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, but it was disgraceful rather than dangerous.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Tacitus, The Annals 1.10

Velleius Paterculus 2.97.1 Cassius Dio 54.20.4-5

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