Today in 46 B.C Julius Caesar won the Battle of Thapsus

06 Apr 2022  Wed

The Battle of Thapsus was an important battle during Caesar's Civil War (49-45 BCE). It was fought on a North African seaport about 5 miles (8 km) east of present-day Teboulba, Tunisia. The Battle of Thapsus was the last battle engagement in which elephants; were used in Mediterranean warfare.

The Battle of Thapsus; was fought between Quintus Caecilius Metellus Scipio and veteran forces loyal to Julius Caesar. Ceasar's role was typical in this battle because of this style, commanding to the right side and the cavalry and archer flanked. The threat of the elephants led to the additional precaution of reinforcing the cavalry with five cohorts.

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