Battle of Nola (216 BC)


The First Battle of Nola was fought in 216 BC between the forces of Hannibal and a Roman force led by Marcus Claudius Marcellus. Hannibal was attempting to seize the town of Nola: He failed to do so, and would make two more unsuccessful attempts on the city over the next two years.

First Battle of Nola
Part of the Second Punic War

Map of the 216 BC Nola campaign
DateLate 216 BC
Location
Nola, present-day Italy
Result Stalemate
Belligerents
Carthage Roman Republic
Commanders and leaders
Hannibal Marcus Claudius Marcellus
Casualties and losses
5,000 500