Roman Numerals Lesson – Roman Battle Losses

Roman Battle Losses

roman battle losses

Roman Battle Losses

The Roman Empire was built on military conquest but it also suffered several monumental defeats.

Cannae 216 BCE
– 70 000 dead
– 10 000 captured

Arausio, 105 BCE
– 80 000 soldiers killer
– 40 000 servants killed

Teutoburg Forest 9 CE
– c. 20 000 killed

Boudica’s Revolt in Britain 60 CE
– 80 000 Romans & their allies killed

Possible Task:

Using your newly acquired knowledge of how to write large numbers in roman numerals convert the battle losses on the parchment above to roman numerals. Compose the dispatch to Rome telling them of the losses.

Extension: These are not just numbers on a page. Research one of the above battles & share the complete story with your class. – NB Youtube is a wonderful resource.

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