- Battle of Mount Gaurus
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Mont Gaurus
First Samnite War
place=Monte Barbaro, near
The Battle of Mount Gaurus, a
battlebetween the ancient Romans and the Samnites, was fought in 342 BC. The battle was a success for the Romans, who were led by Marcus Valerius Corvus. Fought at the foot of Mount Gaurus, near Cumae, it was the most notable engagement of the First Samnite War( 343 BC- 341 BC).
It is believed that
Carthage, an ally of Rome at the time, congratulated the victors, and sent them a golden crown for the Temple of Jupiter.
historian Barthold Georg Niebuhrconsidered the "Battle of Mount Gaurus" to be of high importance for the growth of the Roman Republic.
List of Roman battles
* [http://www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in/resources/english/etext-project/history/roman/chapter10.html "The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic", Chapter VIII]
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