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Battle of Lake Trasimene

By June 21, 2013

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On this day in ancient history, the 21st of June 217 B.C., the Carthaginian leader Hannibal defeated the Romans under consul Gaius Flaminius at Lake Trasimene. Hannibal was waiting in ambush in the nearby hills and then waited until all the Romans were contained within their own forces. First the Phoenicians caused confusion, and then they slaughtered the Romans. An estimated 15,000 out of 25,000 Romans died.

Read about the Punic War role of the warty-lipped Fabius Maximus Cunctator (The Delayer).

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June 24, 2010 at 9:47 am
(1) derik says:

Thank you for an excellent website and a power house of knowledge. I hope to systematically read through all the information which should take some time, but I will enjoy my adventure through the ancient world.
Why has schools not been using this site when teaching classical civilization? Do colleges know about this resource?
Why do you not contact educational institutions and link with the BBC website on ancient history and classical civilization? What a reference library for the world!

June 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm
(2) historyfanatic says:

I agree Derik. It would be a sad day without the work here (incl tweets & fb updates) from N.S. Gill. I hope she knows how much we appreciate the work she does. I even added a search tool to my context menu to ancienthistory.about.

June 25, 2011 at 8:10 am
(3) ancienthistory says:

Thanks very much for the kind words/encouragement.

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