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Cannae

Cannae (kăn´ē), ancient village, Apulia, SE Italy, scene in 216 BC of Hannibal's crushing defeat of the Romans. Hannibal's troops assumed a crescent-shaped formation to meet the Roman troops, which were especially concentrated in the center. As the Romans advanced, Hannibal by brilliant strategy managed to encircle the entire Roman force and cut it to pieces.

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Cannae

Cannae a village in Apulia in Italy, the scene of a great defeat inflicted on the Romans by Hannibal in 216 bc.

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