What was the Battle of Mutina (193 BC)?

Introduction

The Battle of Mutina was fought in 193 BC, near Mutina, between the Roman Republic and the Boii.

Background

The Roman army won the battle.

The battle marked the total defeat of the Boian Gauls, but since consul Lucius Cornelius Merula’s victory cost the Romans dear, and his officers accused him of negligence on his march to Mutina, the Senate refused him a triumph on his return to Rome.

The Battle of Mutina is described by the Roman historian Livy at 35.4-6.

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