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Roman Battles Quiz

Can you guess all of these battles from Ancient Roman history?
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Last updated: January 12, 2024
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A army of the Roman Republic defeats the Latin League in battle and prevents Lucius Tarquinius Superbus from reclaiming the Roman kingship.
496 BC
The Battle of Lake Regillus
Pyrrhus of Epirus defeats the Romans in battle, but at a great cost, coining the term "Pyrrhic victory"
279 BC
The Battle of Asculum
Rome defeats Carthage during this battle, which is the first battle of the Punic Wars.
264 BC
The Battle of Messana
A Roman fleet headed to Africa defeats a Carthaginian fleet in what is possibly the largest naval battle in history.
256 BC
The Battle of Cape Ecnomus
A Roman army led by both Consuls is crushingly defeated by Hannibal in what is considered one of the greatest tactical masterpieces in history.
216 BC
The Battle of Cannae
Scipio Africanus defeats Hannibal in the decisive battle of the Second Punic War.
202 BC
The Battle of Zama
Titus Flamininus defeats Philip V of Macedon in the final battle of the Second Macedonian war. During this battle, Roman legionaries were able to defeat a Macedonian phalanx.
197 BC
The Battle of Cynoscephalae
Parthian cavalry defeat a numerically superior Roman Army and kills Crassus, the richest man in the Roman Republic.
53 BC
The Battle of Carrhae
Julius Caesar defeats Vercingetorix in a siege even though his forces are heavily outnumbered and surrounded on all sides.
52 BC
The Battle of Alesia
Caesar defeats Pompey, causing the latter to flee to Egypt where he is then killed.
48 BC
The Battle of Pharsalus
Mark Antony defeats Brutus in battle. Brutus commits suicide instead of being captured by the forces of the Triumvirate.
42 BC
The Battle of Philippi
Mark Antony and Cleopatra are defeated in a naval battle by Octavian's fleet. Following his victory, Octavian became the first Roman emperor.
31 BC
The Battle of Actium
Arminius defeats Publius Quinctilius Varus and destroys three Roman Legions in an ambush.
9 AD
The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
A Roman army led by Titus defeats a Judean revolt in a siege and destroys the city's temple.
70 AD
The Siege of Jerusalem
Constantine the Great defeats Maxentius after reportedly seeing a vision the night before from God.
312 AD
The Battle of the Milvian Bridge
Roman general Flavius Aetius along with the Visigoths defeat Atilla the Hun in Gaul, although the outcome of this battle is disputed.
451 AD
Battle of the Catalaunian Plains
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