Military List Of Samnite Wars Battles

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List of every major Samnite Wars battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Samnite Wars battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Samnite Wars, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Samnite Wars list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Samnite Wars battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List contains battles like Battle of Aquilonia and Battle of Bovianum.

Battle of Aquilonia

The Battle of Aquilonia was fought in 293 BC between the Roman Republic and the Samnites. The Romans, led by the Consuls Lucius Papirius Cursor and Spurius Carvilius Maximus, were victorious. According to Titus Livius, the Samnites were desperately short of men, and thus called a general muster to Aquilonia, which all men of Samnium were required to answer. There, they took strict religious oaths to their country, and were then forced to join the army upon an altar to the gods. If they refused, they were slain on the spot and their bodies left in a pile as a reminder to all others what would happen if they refused. The more experienced men, or those chosen by friends, made up what was called ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Cernavodă, Romania

Part of: Samnite Wars


Battle of Bovianum

The Battle of Bovianum was fought in 305 BC between the Romans and the Samnites. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Bojano, Italy

Part of: Samnite Wars


Battle of Camerinum

The Battle of Camerinum in 298 BC was the first battle of the Third Samnite War. In the battle, the Samnites, assisted by the Gauls, defeated the Romans, who were commanded by Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus. Scipio was supposed to have stopped the Gauls from crossing a mountain pass in the Apennines, but failed, and the combined force of Samnites and Gauls defeated Scipio's two legions. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Camerino, Italy

Part of: Samnite Wars


Battle of Lake Vadimo

The Battle of Lake Vadimo was fought in 310 BC between Rome and the Etruscans, and ended up being the largest battle between these nations. The Romans were victorious, gaining land and influence in the region. The Etruscans sustained heavy losses in the battle and would never again reclaim their previous glory. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Italy

Part of: Samnite Wars