Battles List Of Second Punic War Battles

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List of every major Second Punic War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Second Punic War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Second Punic War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Second Punic War 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 Second Punic War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list below has a variety of battles, like Battle of Zama and Battle of the Metaurus, in it.

Battle of Ager Falernus

The Battle of Ager Falernus was a skirmish during the Second Punic War between the armies of Rome and Carthage. After winning the Battle of Lake Trasimene in Italy in 217 BC, the army commanded by Hannibal Barca marched south and reached Campania. The Carthaginians ultimately moved into the district of Falernum, a very fertile river valley surrounded by mountains. Fabius Maximus, who had been elected dictator and commander of the Roman field forces after the disastrous defeat at Trasimene, had dogged Hannibal and stuck to a strategy to fight only under favourable conditions. He now occupied all the river crossings and mountain passes leading out of the valley, thus blocking the Carthaginians ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Campania, Italy

Part of: Second Punic War

Battle of Baecula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Second Punic War Battles
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Battle of Baecula

The Battle of Baecula was Scipio Africanus’s first major field battle after he had taken command of Roman interests in Iberia during the Second Punic War, in which he routed the Carthaginian army under the command of Hasdrubal Barca. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Santo Tomé, Spain, Spain

Part of: Second Punic War

Battle of Beneventum (275 BC) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Second Punic War Battles
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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 a consequence of this, many modern sources state that Pyrrhus lost the battle. Pyrrhus' departure resulted in the Samnites finally being conquered, and the eventual fall of Magna Graecia three years later, which resulted in Roman ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Benevento, Italy

Part of: Pyrrhic War


Battle of Beneventum

The Battle of Beneventum was fought between Carthage and Roman republic in 212 BC. During this conflict Hanno the Elder was defeated by Quintus Fulvius Flaccus. Livy gives a short account of this battle at 25.13-14. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Benevento, Italy

Part of: Second Punic War