Caudine Forks 321 BC

SKU OSPCAM322
Release Date 3/23/2021
Retail Price $24.00
Manufacturer Osprey Publishing
Category Books and Novels
UPC 9781472824905
Weight (lb) 0.686

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Description

In its long history, Rome suffered many defeats, but none were as humiliating as the Caudine Forks in 321 BC. Rome had been at war with the Samnite League since 328 BC. The rising powers vied for supremacy in central and southern Italy, and their leaders were contemplating the conquest of Italy. The new Roman consuls of 321 BC were the ambitious, but militarily inexperienced, Veturius Calvinus and Postumius Albinus. They were determined to inflict a massive blow on the Samnites but their troops were instead surprised, encircled, and destroyed. The survivors were forced to retreat under the yoke in a humiliation worse than death.

Author: Dr. Ross Cowan
96 page softcover