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Battle Of Mount Garganus
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Conflict:

Crixus and 3000 rebels Vs. Arrius and Later Crassus forces

Date:

72BCE

Place:

Gates of Rome

Outcome:

Most combatants including Crixus killed. 500 captured

Combatants

Rebels

Romans

Strength

3000 rebels

Multiple Legions

Casualties

2500

One legion and many of Crassus men

  [Source]

The Battle Of Mount Garganus was a battle that takes place in Separate Paths, between Crixus and his army and Arrius and his legion.

BattleEdit

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Crixus is mortally wounded and killed by Tiberius.

The battle happens a few miles from Rome. After Crixus addresses his army, they begin the battle by rolling ignited boulders down a hill towards the soldiers. The rebels run into the battle, destroying the whole Roman army but suffering many losses as well. Not much of the battle is shown but the Rebels become the victors. The Roman general Arrius is killed and his pendant is taken as a war trophy. Their Victory is short lived however, as Crassus and his army come straight from behind and cease another victory from the rebels, along with the life of Crixus.

OutcomeEdit

Historical contextEdit

Historically, the battle was located near the Garganus Mountains in Apulia, the eastern end of the Italian mainland, and occurred in 72 BC, a year before Spartacus was defeated by Crassus.

Crixus and his army of 30,000 rebels were defeated in Apulia by consul Gellius Publicola (along with Arrius), and around 20,000 died in the battle, the remaining 10,000 escaping Apulia and making it back to Spartacus main army where they eventually faced Gellius and his co-consul Cornelius Lentulus.

TriviaEdit

  • The historic battle where Crixus was killed was in the Garganus mountains in Apulia. However, Arrius defeated Crixus in the battle.
  • Crixus actually had an army of 30,000, not 3000

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