Metauro

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Metauro

(mātou`rō), river of the Marches, c.68 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Etruscan Apennines, central Italy, from a double source (the Meta and the Auro) and flowing NE into the Adriatic Sea near Fano. On its banks the Romans defeated (207 B.C.) the Carthaginians under Hasdrubal in the Second Punic War.
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Fabius Maximus (the Delayer) and others, especially after the defeat and death of his younger brother Hasdrubal en route to him with reinforcements at the Metaurus (Metauro) (May?
Principal battles: River Ebro (216); Baetis Valley (Guadalquivir) (211); Baecula (near Andujar) (208); River Metaurus (Metauro) (207).
A courageous and valiant soldier, he was a general of moderate tactical ability and limited strategic vision; his defeat at the Metaurus was due more to Nero's enterprise and energy than to any failure on his part.
Born in 254, he was elected consul for the first time with Lucius Aemilius Paulus; distinguished himself in a brief campaign against the Illyrians, but was accused of malfeasance regarding war spoils while on a mission to Carthage (218); returning to Rome, he was tried and found guilty; he retired from public life; returned to Rome during the Second Punic War (210) and was elected consul (supposedly against his will) along with Gaius Claudius Nero (207); sent to Narnia (Narni) to block the invasion of Italy by Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal, while Nero was opposing Hannibal, he encountered Hasdrubal's army near Fanum (Fano) (spring 207); reinforced by a flying column under Nero, together the two consuls smashed Hasdrubal's army at the Metaurus (June?
The youngest of Hamilcar Barca's three sons, and the younger brother of Hannibal; accompanied Hannibal in the invasion of Italy (218) and fought at the battles of the Trebbia (December 218) and Cannae (August 2, 216); sent to help his other brother Hasdrubal in Spain (215), where together the two brothers carried on the war with some success (215-207); served under Hasdrubal at the battle of the Upper Bactis (211) and Baecula (208); following Hasdrubal's departure for Italy and his ensuing defeat and death at the Metaurus (Metauro) (207), Mago himself was bested by P.
Principal battles: Nola (214); Canusium (Canosa di Puglia) (209); the Metaurus (Metauro) (207).