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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 killed
– 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

NB for every person represented by one of these numbers each one had a life, a family and a story. #itisworthathought

 

 

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