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  The Battle of Zama
The Battle of Zama in the summer of 202 BC marked the end of the power of the great Hannibal Barca.
If to Carthage the Battle of Zama meant the end of their empire, then to Rome it was also a significant event.
Had Cannae exposed Roman tactics as primitive, then Scipio's reforms had turned his army into a fighting machine which could match even commanders as great as Hannibal.
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  Battle of Cannae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the battle of Cannae failed to decide the outcome of the war in favour of Carthage, it is today regarded as one of the greatest tactical feats in history.
After the Battle of Cannae, the Hellenistic southern provinces of Arpi, Salapia, Herdonia, Uzentum, including the cities of Capua and Tarentum (two of the largest city-states in Italy) all revoked their allegiance to Rome and pledged their loyalty to Hannibal.
Following Cannae, the Roman army gradually developed into a professional force: the nucleus of Scipio's army at Zama was composed of veterans who had been fighting the Carthaginians in Spain for the nearly sixteen years, and had been molded into a superb fighting force.
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 Cannae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cannae is also a metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts.
It is celebrated for the Battle of Cannae, in which the Romans were defeated by Hannibal in 216 BCE (see Punic Wars).
There is a considerable controversy as to whether the battle took place on the right or the left bank of the river.
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 The Battle of Cannae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Cannae on 2 August, 216 BC serves as a classic example of a double-envelopment maneuver, a way for an inferior force to defeat a superior force on open terrain.
The dispositions dictated the course of the battle.
When before the battle of Cannae, Varro had hung out his purple cloak as a signal for battle, "this boldness of the consul and the size of his army - double theirs - must have startled the Carthaginians.
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 Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
The battlefield of Cannae was delineated by a river on the Roman left flank and a series of low hills on the other flank which do not appear to have affected the action.
The battle will be a hard fought tussle with the Romans attempting to carve out the centre before their flanks can be driven off and assailed.
In the battle, The Gauls and Spanish troops in Hannibal¹s army gave slowly under the pressure of the Roman centre.
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 Cannae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Cannae has served as a classic example of a double-envelopment maneuver, a way for an inferior force to defeat a superior force on open terrain.
Varro was in command during the day of battle, otherwise it would have never taken place, for Paullus was opposed.
Only 15,000 escaped death or capture; the survivors were placed in two special legions that were forced to remain under service in Sicily for the duration of the war, as a punishment for their failure.
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 Battle of Waterloo@Everything2.com
The Battle of Waterloo involved armies of many thousands of men and resulted in the utter defeat of Napolean, Emperor of France.
On the night before the battle it had rained heavily and both the French and Allied armies had spent the night in the mud and the pouring rain.
After the battle, the territory of the battlefield was given to the Wellington family by the newly formed state of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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 Ramillies Battle Of: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Battle of Malaga 413 Marlborough in the Netherlands...Turin.
With the battle of Nancy, this Swiss warfare by masses...German soil.
At Ramillies, at a critical point in the battle he led a cavalry charge into the French Maison du Roi, the equivalent of the household cavalry...
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 Scipio Africanus
The young Scipio survived the disastrous battles at Ticinus, Trebia and Cannae.
Scipio's would-be father-in-law Lucius Aemilius Paullus was killed in 216 BC at the third of these battles, the Battle of Cannae.
Interestingly, among these volunteers were the shamed survivors of the fiasco at the Battle of Cannae, anxious to once again prove their worth as soldiers.
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 Hannibal (general) - MSN Encarta
After the Battle of Cannae, the character of the war underwent a change.
The gates of wealthy Capua, one of the Italian cities that had fallen to Hannibal in consequence of his victory at Cannae, were opened to him, however, and there he passed the winter of 216-215 bc.
Hasdrubal, however, was surprised, defeated, and slain by the Roman consul Gaius Claudius Nero in the Battle of the Metaurus (Metauro) River.
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 Canae - [CANAE] - Confederación Autónoma Nacional de Asociaciones de Estudiantes Un momento por favor.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Cannae The Battle of Cannae in the summer of 216 BC is a milestone in Roman history.
(216 BC) The battle of Cannae was fought in 216 BC.
Cannae is located on the south bank of the River Aufidus in Apulia.
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 The Baldwin Project: Hannibal by Jacob Abbott
The Romans would not come out of their encampment to give him battle on equal terms, and they were too strongly intrenched to be attacked where they were.
In the Roman camp, the confusion was greatly aggravated by the angry disputes which immediately arose between the consuls and their respective adherents as to the course to be pursued.
On the field where the battle had been fought, the wounded lay all night mingled with the dead, filling the air with cries and groans, and writhing in their agony.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=abbott&book=hannibal&story=cannae   (3628 words)

  
 The Battle of Cannae
The Battle of Cannae in the summer of 216 BC is a milestone in Roman history.
Preparing for battle, he now ordered his light troops at the front to fall back and act as reserves.
Such ignorance was most likely born from the fact that the battles with Hannibal were the largest contests Rome had ever fought by that time.
www.roman-empire.net /army/cannae.html   (944 words)

  
 Osprey Campaign 36 : Cannae 216 BC : Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army
The battle of Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history.
At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry under both consuls who because of a quirk of Roman politics commanded on alternate days.
By the end of the battle the Romans lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.
www.militaryfocus.com /osprey/campaign/36.htm   (302 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Cannae: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cannae is similar to the Ospery Campaign Series, in organization, with an explanation of the leaders, the armies and the actual campaign.
Cannae consists of five sections that cover the background to the Second Punic War, the opposing armies, the campaign of 216 BC, the Battle of Cannae and its aftermath.
Goldsworthy notes Hannibal's "cultural assumption" that Cannae was a significant enough victory to bring Rome to terms, and therefore it was unnecessary to march upon the capital to deliver a coup de grace.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0304357146   (1559 words)

  
 BATTLE OF CANNAE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Analysis of the Battle of Cannae, pp 56-69.
Battle of Cannae (August 1-5, 216 B.C.), pp 165-190.
Cannae, pp 134-140 (see index for other references to Cannae).
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 Battle of Cannae - Encyclopedia.com
Cannae, Battle of (216 BC) A battle fought at the village of Cannae in southern Italy, which was one of the classic victories in military history.
The battle of Turtucaia (Tutrakan) (2-6 September 1916): Romania's grief, Bulgaria's glory.
The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland); 8/3/2001; 42 words; 216 Hannibal defeated the Romans at the Battle of Cannae.
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 Battle
Polybius, who lived between about 202 and 120 BC, gives a full account of how the Celts fought at the battle of Telamon in 225 BC; it is worth quoting at length because it highlights several recurring characteristics: 'The Celts had drawn up the Gaesatae from the Alps to face their enemies on the rear...
At the battle of Telamon the number of trumpeters and horn blowers was incalculable.
At the battle of Cannae (216 BC) Polybius describes the naked Celts and the Iberians with their short linen tunics with purple borders, and Livy speaks of the Gauls naked from the navel up and of the Iberians with dazzlingly white tunics bordered with purple.
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 Battle of Cannae --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Scipio was the second son of Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, hero of the Third Macedonian War and son of the consul (of the same name) who fell at the Battle of Cannae in 216.
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 Osprey Publishing - Cannae 216 BC
Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history.
Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world.
At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Polybius: The Battle of Cannae, 216 BCE
Enter upon this battle with the full conviction, that in it your country is not risking a certain number of legions, but her bare existence.
Then Hannibal, seeing that his circumstances called for a battle with the enemy, being anxious lest his troops should be depressed by their previous reverse, and believing that it was an occasion which required some encouraging words, summoned a general meeting of his soldiers.
The battle was begun by an engagement between the advanced guard of the two armies; and at first the affair between these light-armed troops was indecisive.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/polybius-cannae.html   (3214 words)

  
 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Cannae, Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cannae was thus a startling reversal of the usual Western military paradigm: Carthaginians, not Romans, were the invaders—outnumbered, relying largely on the skill of their general and the discipline of the troops, arrayed against a numerically superior but poorly led Western army.
Cannae itself was more than a tactical masterpiece; it was also a human story of abject carnage and mayhem.
And although Cannae was proof of Hannibal's tactical genius, it was also a telling indication of the weakness of the entire Carthaginian strategic plan.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/mil/html/ml_008300_cannaebattle.htm   (322 words)

  
 Cannae 216 BC — www.greenwood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Description: The battle of Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history.
At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry under both consuls who because of a quirk of Roman politics commanded on alternate days.
By the end of the battle the Romans lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.
www.greenwood.com /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=C8834   (288 words)

  
 Cannae
Modern battles Count Schlieffen characterizes even more than earlier battles as a "struggle for the flanks." Therefore he stresses the necessity, in case parts of an army have made frontal contact with the enemy, that the neighboring columns be allowed to march further so that they may be able to turn against flank and rear.
The problem of fighting a battle of extermination with a strength half that of the enemy was, however, solved to a certain degree.
Ney reached the battle field in time, he was not sent against the flank, but against the point of the right wing and Blucher, however great his wish to hold out, was able to escape the fatal blow and was obliged to do so.
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 Cosmology Curiosity: Hannibal and the Battle of Cannae, 216 BC [off topic]
Hannibal's (247–183 BC) double envelopment (i.e., encirclement) of a Roman army almost twice its size in the Battle of Cannae, 216 BC, is one of the best military feats of all time.
Mark Healy in Cannae 216 BC (1994): 'Caught between the 'vice' of the twin African phalanxes on their flanks and assailed to the fore and rear, the encircled Roman legions tried desperately to fight their way out of the trap...
The latest significant war the Cannae Model was used was in the Gulf War in 1991 by Gen.
woodside.blogs.com /cosmologycuriosity/2006/04/hannibal_and_th.html   (464 words)

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