Fabius Maximus

[ fey-bee-uhs mak-suh-muhs ]

noun
  1. Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; "Cunctator", 275–203 b.c., Roman statesman and general: defeated Hannibal's army by harassment without risking a pitched battle.

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Fabius Maximus

/ (ˈfeɪbɪəs ˈmæksɪməs) /


noun
  1. full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, called Cunctator (the delayer). died 203 bc, Roman general and statesman. As commander of the Roman army during the Second Punic War, he withstood Hannibal by his strategy of harassing the Carthaginians while avoiding a pitched battle

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