Ancient History Encyclopedia
The Battle of Abritus
Feb 23, 2018 · 13 min
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The Battle of Abritus, written and narrated by Joshua J. Mark: -

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The Battle of Abritus was an engagement fought between the armies of Rome under the emperor Decius (249-251 CE) and a coalition of Goths under the leadership of Cniva (c. 250 - c. 270 CE) in 251 CE resulting in a victory for Cniva and the death of Decius and his son in a total defeat of the Roman army. The Romans had no choice afterwards but to allow Cniva to march out of Roman territory with all the booty and slaves he had captured on campaign.

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