Trasimene


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Trasimene

Lake. a lake in central Italy, in Umbria: the largest lake in central Italy; scene of Hannibal's victory over the Romans in 217 bc. Area: 128 sq. km (49 sq. miles)
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Dans le cas qui nous occupe, Pline connaissait ceux qui etaient arrives a Crassus et avant la bataille de Trasimene (45).
He then defeated a Roman army at Trebbia, a still larger Roman army at Lake Trasimene, and a larger Roman army still at Cannae in 215 B.
Flaminius rejects cautious counsel before the battle of Lake Trasimene and sarcastically implies that Arezzo was hardly the fatherland.
12) As for truma, its sense as a disciplined body of soldiers is proved by the Old English Orosius, which translates |cohors' by truma, and notes that the Romans were defeated by Hannibal at Trasimene because Flaminius paet folc buton truman laedde |led the army in randon order.
266); first served as consul in Liguria (233), and served as censor (230) before he was again consul (228); may have been sent to Carthage to demand satisfaction for Hannibal's attack on Saguntum (Sagunto) in Spain (218); elected dictator after Gaius Flaminius' army was destroyed by Hannibal at Lake Trasimene (April 217), he avoided open battle on the plains, and waged a guerrilla war of raids and ambushes in the hills where Hannibal's superior cavalry was hampered; his prompt arrival at Gerunium rescued the hard-pressed army of his chief lieutenant, M.
Perugia) Hannibal is victorious at Trasimene (217 B.
The cataclysms at Trasimene and Cannae were so complete as to become proverbial thereafter of the lowest point of Rome's existence; and Trebbia was no joke.
Principal battles: siege of Saguntum (Sagunto) (219); the Ticinus (Ticino), the Trebbia (218); Lake Trasimene (Trasimeno) (217); Cannae (216); Zama (near Tunis) (202).
Flaminius at Lake Trasimene after earlier bypassing that army near Pisae (Pisa) (April 217); crushed much larger Roman army under G.
Flaminius, at the battle of Lake Trasimene (Trasimeno) (April) and the appointment of Fabius Maximus as dictator (May), he commanded the fleet in coastal defense and in sorties against Sardinia, Corsica, and the African coast; resumed direction of the army (November); appointed proconsul and skirmished with Hannibal's forces in Apulia (March-May 216); commanded troops in the center of the Roman line at Cannae, where he was killed (August 2, 216).