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Gaius Terentius Varro

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Gaius Terentius Varro (; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Roman consul and commander. Along with his colleague, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, he commanded at the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC, during the Second Punic War, against the Carthaginian general Hannibal. The battle resulted in a decisive Roman defeat and his colleague Paulus's death and he was completely discredited by everyone upon returning to Rome due to his leadership and took no further part of the war.

Varro had been a praetor in 218 BC. He served as a proconsul in Picenum during 215–213 BC. In 208–207 BC, he served as a propraetor, in which capacity he held Etruria. In 200 BC, he went to Africa as ambassador.

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