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The battle of Canne – the worst Roman defeat

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.

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.

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