Samnite Wars

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Samnite Wars

Conflicts between southern Italian mountain tribes, possibly of Sabine descent, and Rome between 343 and 290 BC.
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In 321 BCE, during the second Samnite War, Samnite forces trapped a Roman army in the narrow pass known as the Caudine forks, in Campania.
Principal wars: Second Samnite War (327-304); Etruscan War (311-309).