Germanic Tribes – Battle of the Teutoburg Forest…

The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (German: Schlacht im Teutoburger Wald, Hermannsschlacht, or Varusschlacht)—described as Clades Variana (the Varian Disaster) by Roman historians—took place in theTeutoburg Forest in 9 CE, when an alliance of Germanic tribes ambushed and decisively destroyed three Roman legions and their auxiliaries, led by Publius Quinctilius Varus…

The anti-Roman alliance was led by Arminius, a Germanic officer of Varus’ auxilia who had acquired Roman citizenship and had received a Roman military education, thus enabling him to deceive the Roman commander methodically and anticipate the Roman army’s tactical responses…

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