This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xi kalendas quinctilias

ante diem xi kalendas quinctilias

Lake Trasimene battlefield, from the lake. Han...

Lake Trasimene battlefield, from the lake. Hannibal’s army was arrayed along the nearer wooded ridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

546 B.C. — death of Thales of Miletus (not sure of the source of this one)

217 B.C. — Hannibal deals the Romans a major defeat at Lake Trasimene