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Trebia River

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Punic Wars
Roman Republic
Lake Trasimene
Roman Republic


Definition: Hannibal's first great victory in the Second Punic War. He had crossed the Alps and invaded Italy. The Romans caught up with at the Trebia River, where he had hidden a sizable portion of his army. When the Romans attacked, Hannibal's main force fought off the charge for awhile until the hidden Carthaginian forces descended on the rear of the Roman army. Roman losses numbered almost 20,000; Carthaginian losses were slight.

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About the Punic Wars
Start here in your study of these famous, important wars.

Battles of the Punic Wars
Comprehensive site examines many famous and not-so-famous battles.

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More on the Battle at Trebia River
Extremely comprehensive tour of Augustus's life and times, including maps and suggested reading.

The Punic Wars
Good overview of the wars.

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