Failure of Flaminius: The Battle of Lake Trasimene

Flaminius was in such a rush to catch the invaders that he failed to set up proper reconnaissance. Introduction The Battle of Lake Trasimene (21 June 217 BC) was a major battle in the Second Punic War. The Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans under the consul Gaius Flaminius. Hannibal’s victory over the Roman army[…]