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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

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In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and then slaughtered three entire Roman legions: 20,000 men, half the Roman army in Europe. If not for this battle, the Roman Empire would surely have expanded to the Elbe River, and probably eastward into present-day Russia. But after this defeat, the shocked Romans ended all efforts to expand beyond the Rhine, which became the fixed border between Rome and Germania for the next 400 years, and which remains the cultural border between Latin western Europe and Germanic central and eastern Europe today. This fascinating narrative introduces us to the key protagonists: the emperor Augustus, the most powerful of the Caesars; his general Varus, who was the wrong man in the wrong place; and the barbarian leader Arminius, later celebrated as the first German hero. In graphic detail, based on recent archaeological finds, the author leads the reader through the mud, blood, and decimation that was the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

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The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history.

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Wells pens the story of the horrific destruction of the Roman army by German barbarians, forever ending the expansion of the Roman Empire.

About the Author

Peter S. Wells is professor of archaeology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Battle That Stopped Rome and The Barbarians Speak. He lives in St. Paul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326437
Author:
Wells, Peter S
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Peters
Author:
Wells, Peter S.
Author:
Wells
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.29x5.44x.69 in. .48 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Ancient and Medieval
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Rome
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » Classical
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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