Flaminius in Harpers Dictionary of Classical AntiquitiesGaius, consul for the first time in B.C. 223, when he gained a victory over the Insubrian Gauls; and censor in 220, when he executed two great works which bore his name-viz., the Circus Flaminius and the Via Flaminia. In his second consulship (217 B.C.) he was defeated and slain by Hannibal, at the battle of the Lake Trasimenus (Livy, xxi. 57; 63; id. xxii., etc.; Polyb. ii. 32, etc.).
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