The imposing Roman aqueducts were designed in the 5th century. B.C. because the water supply of Rome, which until then had relied on the Tiber or the wells, was no longer sufficient.
August 2, 216 BC, the plain of Canne, near the river Ofanto. An army of 8 legions sent from Rome, and led by the consuls Emilio Paolo and Terenzio Varrone, are surrounded by a very delicate and deadly pincer movement conceived by Hannibal. It will be the worst defeat in the history of Rome.