Tuesday, October 20, 2009
2000th Anniversary of Teutoberg Battle
In 9 AD, my ancestors kicked some Roman butt, allowing them to avoid civilization for a couple more centuries. After all, what have the Romans ever done for us? The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (called the Varian disaster by Roman historians) took place in A.D. 9 when an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Hermann the German defeated three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. There's a Hermann the German statue here in Minnesota.
There's a really cool video on the battle here, part of the History Channel's most awesome Decisive Battles series.