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.
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.
of the Varus Battle, THE WARS TO CONQUER GERMANY
ONLY IN GERMAN
ONLY IN GERMAN
of Roman-Germanic History
ONLY IN GERMAN AT THIS TIME
Dr. Boris DREYER,
The Archeological Dig at Kalkriese Hill and the Varus Catastrophe.
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.