Caudine Forks

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Caudine Forks (kô´dīn), narrow passes in the Southern Apennines, S Italy, on the road from Capua to Benevento. There, in 321 BC, the Samnites routed a Roman army.

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Caudine Forks name given to a narrow pass in the mountains near Capua, where the Roman army was defeated by the Samnites in 321 bc.