- an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 b.c.
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I loved, and yet I drove my lover from me, and he was killed on the black day of Cannae.The Lion's Brood
The scene of this gallant exploit was on the classic battle-field of Cannae.
Such for example is that which the Roman Senate offered after the disaster of Cannae.The Aesthetical Essays
If we cannae pass the river, we'll have to see what we can do for the firth.Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson
At the battle of Cannae he suffered the most terrible defeat of Roman history.The Story of Mankind
Hendrik Van Loon
- an ancient city in SE Italy: scene of a victory by Hannibal over the Romans (216 bc)