And it went down like this:
113-101 BC - The great and terrible war
of the Cimbri and Teutones
Battle of Arausio, fought on October 6, 105 BC, was a Roman
defeat. The event took place near Arausio, which is todays' Orange
in southern France.
The Cimbri and the Teutones were nations of northern warriors
which slaughtered several
Roman armies in Gaul, and in 102 BC attempted to penetrate into Italy.
The military genius of Marius
here saves his country.
He defeats the Teutones near Aix in
Provence and in the following year he destroys the army of the Cimbri, who had passed the Alps, near Vercellae.