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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2020 9:52 p.m. PST

"One of the successors of Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus from Epirus, was tempted to invade Italy to get the Romans of the back of the Greek city of Tarantum. The first encounter was at Heraclea. This battle was the second encounter between Pyrrhus and the Roman legion. The two armies were equally numbered.

The Romans had more infantry (four legions, 20,000 Romans, plus allies) and 300 anti-elephant wagons…"



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