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Since the military prestige of the Greeks now stood at its zenith, and Pyrrhus was
accounted the best captain of his day, his entry into the lists put the Romans to a
severe test, and their victory over him was remembered with particular pride.
This counter-offensive was shattered in an action near Dertosa, where the
Romans won an orthodox victory by a quick and clean break through the
Carthaginian centre, which Hasdrubal had left weak in order to entrap his
adversaries, as at ...
Severus' delivered near Lugdunum early in 197, was Severus' hardest test ;
victory but in the event the battle went in his favour and left him undisputed <
Altinus master in the Roman empire.5 Like the winner of the civil war of 68-69,
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