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Samnite Wars 343-290 BC
There were three major conflicts between the Romans and the
First Samnite War
343 BC - 341 BC
Second Samnite War
(also called Great Samnite War)
327 BC - 304 BC
Third Samnite War
298 BC - 290 BC
They extend over a period of fifty
The result of this obstinate contest
was to secure Rome's
dominion of Italy.
And here is the map of Samnium:
IN ANCIENT ITALY
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MORE ON THE SAMNITE
First Samnite War - 343 BC - 341 BC
The Samnites lost and Rome annexed Campania (think Naples), the
territory with the orange border on the map.
After the defeat of the Samnites in the First Samnite War, their neighbor Latium
felt sandwiched by the Romans. See map: Latium is the territory with
the pink border. Rome was
on the roll and, as the result of the
Latin War (340 BC - 338 BC), annexed
Latium as well.
Second Samnite War -
327 BC - 304 BC
The Second Samnite War is also called the Great Samnite War.
Rome won again.
Battle of Caudine Forks in 321 BC was part of this war.
Rome lost the battle and bribed historians to forget about it.
Third Samnite War - 298 BC - 290 BC
Third war and third victory for Rome. The Battle of Sentinum in
295 BC was part of this war. Rome won the battle, defeating an
alliance of Samnites and Gauls.
Map of Italy 326-264
BC (Huge Map)
326-264 BC Italy (Huge