Gaius Flaminius

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Noun1.Gaius Flaminius - Roman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way; died when he was defeated by Hannibal (died 217 BC)
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Twenty-four June 217 BC: As the early rays of dawn crested the steep hills surrounding the crystal blue waters of Lake Trasimene, Roman proconsul Caius Flaminius pulled his heavy cloak closer about his shoulders.
the Roman army under the command of the Consul Caius Flaminius was devastatingly defeated by Hannibal in the famous battle at the Lacus Trasumenum.