an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 b.c. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of cannae

  • I loved, and yet I drove my lover from me, and he was killed on the black day of Cannae.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

  • 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

    Friedrich Schiller

  • If we cannae pass the river, we'll have to see what we can do for the firth.


    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • At the battle of Cannae he suffered the most terrible defeat of Roman history.

    The Story of Mankind

    Hendrik Van Loon

British Dictionary definitions for cannae



an ancient city in SE Italy: scene of a victory by Hannibal over the Romans (216 bc)
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