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Reader recommendation: The Battle that Stopped Rome

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By William Curtis Olympia, Wash. / October 31, 2013


In A.D. 9 Arminius entrapped and defeated three Roman legions at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in Germany. Author Peter Wells in his book The Battle That Stopped Rome uses historical evidence, ancient literary references, and archeological physical remains to recreate the battle scene. He also delves in depth into the background and the results of the battle that ended Rome's attempt to annex Germania to the Roman Empire.

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