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Varus, Publius Quintilius

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 108 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: DD123, 936.302
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Most widely held works about Publius Quintilius Varus
    The battle that stopped Rome : Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the slaughter of the legions in the Teutoburg Forest by Peter S Wells( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
    In A.D. 9, a traitor from the Roman military named Arminius led an army of barbarians who trapped, and then ferociously butchered, three entire Roman legions, a quarter of the Roman army stationed north of the Alps. It was a blow from which the empire never recovered. If not for that battle, the Roman Empire might have extended as far as present-day Russia. However, after this disaster, the demoralized Romans ended their efforts to push beyond the Rhine, which remains to this day the cultural border between Latin Western Europe and Germanic Central Europe. Wells describes life within the magnificent city of Rome and on the Roman frontier, puts a human face on the barbarians of lore, and leads the reader through the mud, blood and slaughter that was the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.--From publisher description
    Teutoburg Forest, AD 9 : the destruction of Varus and his legions by Michael McNally( Book )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    "In AD 9, Publius Quinctilius Varus, the Imperial Legate in Germany, lead three legions across the river Rhine into Germania Magna, which had been occupied by Roman forces over the previous 20 years. Varus and his men were never to return, slaughtered by German tribesman in the Teutoburger Wald, the densely forested countryside surrounding the modern village of Kalkriese. Led into a trap by the Cheruscan nobleman Arminius, the legions were attacked from all sides by a coalition of German tribes as the entire region erupted against their Roman overlords. Although later expeditions punished the German tribes and recaptured the lost legionary eagles, the slaughter of Varus and his legions lead to the abandonment of any plans to transform Germania Magna into a province and saw the establishment of the Rhine as the border between the Roman world and the German tribes"--Page 4 of cover
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