- an ancient city in N Spain: besieged and taken 134–133 b.c. by Scipio the Younger.
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Numantia is an early Saragossa, Saragossa a modern Numantia.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies
Robert Gordon Latham
The fall of Numantia gave Rome a hold upon the interior of Spain, which was never lost.
He was present at the siege of Numantia, and his courage caused Scipio to predict for him a brilliant career.
When Numantia was taken by Scipio, mothers, with the half-eaten bodies of their babes in their bosoms, were found!The Satyricon, Volume 5 (Crotona Affairs)
After a long and often disastrous siege, Scipio utterly destroyed Numantia.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
- an ancient city in N Spain: a centre of Celtic resistance to Rome in N Spain; captured by Scipio the Younger in 133 bc