Battle of Clastidium

Battle of Clastidium
Part of Roman-Gaulish wars
Date222 BC
LocationClastidium, Italy
Result Roman victory
Roman Republic Gauls
Commanders and leaders
Marcellus Viridomarus

The Battle of Clastidium was fought in 222 BC between a Roman Republican army led by the Roman consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus and the Insubres. Florus tells us that the Insubred were led by Viridomarus,[1] or Britomartus[2] as the name varies in translation. The Romans won the battle, and in the process, Marcellus earned the Spolia opima, one of the highest honors in ancient Rome, by killing the King in single combat.[3]


  1. Wikisource:Epitome of Roman History/Book 1#1
  2. Plutarch. "Life of Marcellus, page 449 - 451.". Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. Lendering, Jona. "Marcus Claudius Marcellus". Retrieved 3 August 2012.

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