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Lake Trasimene 217 BC Ambush and Annihilation of a Roman Army

Published: February 20, 2017
Book Author(s): Nic Fields; Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
Company: Osprey Publishing

Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders. Hannibal, however, was ready and waiting for Flaminius, having set a masterful ambush in the early morning mist. The tumultuous clash at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the… more