The battle of Canne – the worst Roman defeat

Battaglia di Canne

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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