Treachery caused the Romans to lose the vital port of

Fournie, Daniel A.
March 1998
Military History;Mar98, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p12
Focuses on Tarentum, the present-day Taranto, which was the chief city of Magna Graecia or greater Greece and would be a suitable capital for an anti-Roman state in Italy. Significance of Tarentum to Romans; Actions taken by Hannibal to capture Tarentum; Events that took place which turned the Tarentine populace against Rome.


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