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Capua

[kap-yoo-uh; Italian kah-pwah] /ˈkæp yu ə; Italian ˈkɑ pwɑ/
noun
1.
a town in NW Campania, in S Italy, N of Naples.
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  • That sack of Capua is one of the most horrid pages in the horrid history of sacks.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • The army is moving out of Naples to take up a position at Capua.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • Carthaginians and other barbarians are not citizens of Capua—no refinement—no civilization.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • Truly I was wondering if we had been drinking from the famous cellars of Capua.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • From Capua, seized with all its engines of war, was but a few days to Rome.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • Still, he spent little of his time in Capua, and of this Calavius was now speaking.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • There is even some ground for believing that in New York he had found his Capua.

    The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 Samuel Adams Drake
  • All Italy was now subject to his power; Capua was his capital, and Rome had fallen.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Hannibal was not himself in Capua at the time that the Romans came to attack it.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • A despatch is said to have been sent flying off to Pompey at Capua.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for Capua

Capua

/ˈkæpjʊə; Italian ˈkapua/
noun
1.
a town in S Italy, in NW Campania: strategically important in ancient times, situated on the Appian Way. Pop: 19 041 (2001)
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