- an ancient town in N Africa, SW of Carthage: the Romans defeated Hannibal near here in the final battle of the second Punic War, 202 b.c.
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Examples from the Web for zama
The mention of marriage causes Zama to break into a belly laugh.
With this, Zama puts down his club and looks up for the first time in our talk.
Zama Coursen-Neff on the shameful fate of hundreds of thousands of kids.Did a Child Pick Your Strawberries?
May 12, 2010
In the year 202 at the battle of Zama, the Carthaginians were defeated.
Badly supported by his mercenaries, Hannibal had been defeated near Zama.
Zama was in Numidia, famous for Hannibal's defeat by Scipio.Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy
Zama, I want to—I must go out into the world and do great things too, like Nijo.
Ah, Zama, he must bring me more than love this time—much more.
- the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)
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