Battle of Beneventum (212 BC)


The Battle of Beneventum was fought between Carthage and Roman republic in 212 BC. During this conflict Hanno, son of Bomilcar was defeated by Quintus Fulvius Flaccus. Livy gives a short account of this battle at 25.13-14.[1]

Battle of Beneventum
Part of the Second Punic War

Operations in Campania during the 212 BC campaign
DateMay 212 BC
Location
Beneventum; modern Benevento
Result Roman victory
Belligerents
Roman Republic Carthage
Commanders and leaders
Quintus Fulvius Flaccus Hanno
Strength
18,400 13,000+
Casualties and losses
Unknown 6,000 killed
7,000 captured

References


  1. Livy, 25.13-14