Tutti i Taurini, e dico tutti, sono scomparsi dalla storia, grazie ad Annibale, "one of the greatest military leaders in history", come lo definisce Jona Lendering in livius.org.
In 218 BC Hannibal crossed the Alps, probably through the Traversette. To attach Rome, Hannibal had to cross the land of the Taurini, predecessors of the Torinesi. The Taurini slowed down his march, and this is a clear sign of their military consistence. However, the town of Taurini was captured and its people, who had chosen to rebel and resist, had been put to the sword. From that time until the Romanization, any track of the Taurini is lost.
The Taurini as a whole, I mean all of them, disappeared from history, thanks to Hannibal, "one of the greatest military leaders in history", as defined by Jona Lendering in livius.org.
Resta solo il ricordo di questo popolo valoroso nel nome della nostra grande città fondata da Giulio Cesare, Torino!
Adattato da: http://www.museotorino.it/view/s/c1d7e02f24f74b1b91b58b307020f856
Bibliografia: Culasso Gastaldi, Enrica, Annibale e i Taurini, in Sergi, Giuseppe (a cura di), Storia di Torino. Dalla preistoria al Comune medievale, Vol. 1, G. Einaudi, Torino 1997, pp. 116-121