Rome's Greatest Defeat : Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius. This book offers an account of this battle, the historical background, and the implications of defeat.
- Electronic book text
- 14 Jul 2008
- The History Press Ltd
- United Kingdom