The Romans in Ancient Germany –
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Phil Hill, editor of this web page

In August 2006, an article of mine on the Battle in the Teutoburg Forest appeared in the weekend magazine section of the Berlin daily Tageszeitung (TAZ). The German version, available here, is also still accessible as a link on with the TAZ web page.
The article consists of a main part and two additional boxes, one of which explains the course of the battle in September, 9 AD, as I have reconstructed it on the basis of the report of Roman historian Cassius Dio. The second box is about dispute over the locality – which continues to rage, despite the overwhelming evidence in favor of Kalkriese. A map is attached to the article; it was to appear in the original, but was left out.
The Battle of the Battlefield TAZ Berlin, August 19-20, 2006

In addition, I have attached the original, longer text on the course of the battle, which the TAZ had to shorten for reasons of space.

Chronology of the Varus Battle, THE WARS TO CONQUER GERMANY
ONLY IN GERMAN

Varus Battle - Interview
ONLY IN GERMAN

Chronology of Roman-Germanic History
ONLY IN GERMAN AT THIS TIME

Dr. Boris DREYER,
The Archeological Dig at Kalkriese Hill and the Varus Catastrophe.
(PDF)
A Reconstruction of the Course of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD
Ancient History Seminar, George-Augustus University of Göttingen, Germany
Originally appeared in Tekmeria, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2002
This Article is available only in German. There is an English-language summary at the end of it.