Battle of Grumentum

The Battle of Grumentum was fought in 207 BC between Romans led by Gaius Claudius Nero, and a part of Hannibal's Carthaginian army. The battle was a minor Roman victory, and Nero marched north where he defeated and killed Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal at Metaurus. The battle is described by Livy at 27.41-42.[1]

Battle of Grumentum
Part of the Second Punic War
DateSpring 207 BC
Grumentum, present-day Italy
Result Roman victory
Roman Republic Carthage
Commanders and leaders
Gaius Claudius Nero Hannibal
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
500 killed


8,000 killed (Roman claim)
700 captured
4 elephants killed
2 elephants captured