Battle of Beneventum (275 BC)

Battle of Beneventum (275 BC)

The Battle of Beneventum (275 BC) was the last battle fought between the forces of Pyrrhus of Epirus and the Romans, led by consul Manius Curius Dentatus. It was fought near Beneventum, in southern Italy, and was central to subsequent Roman expansion. Pyrrhus had been drained by his recent wars in Sicily, and by the earlier Pyrrhic victories over the Romans. Although the battle was inconclusive, he decided to end his campaign in Italy and return to Epirus; as ...

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