Cannae


Cannae

:"Cannae is also a band from Boston, Massachusetts."Cannae (mod. Canne della Battaglia) is an ancient village of the Apulia region of south east Italy. It is a "frazione" of the "comune" of Barletta.

Geography

It is situated near the river Aufidus (mod. Ofanto), on a hill on the right bank, 9.6 km (6 miles) southwest from its mouth, and 9 km southwest from Barletta.

History

It is primarily known for the Battle of Cannae, in which the numerically superior Roman army suffered a disastrous defeat by Hannibal in 216 BC (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.

In later times the place became a "municipium", and remains of an unimportant Roman town still exist upon the hill known as "Monte di Canne". In the Middle Ages it became a bishopric, and again saw military action in the second battle of Cannae, twelve centuries after the more famous one (1018). Ultimately the town was destroyed in 1276.

See also

* Battle of Cannae 216 BC
* Battle of Cannae (1018)

Notes and references

*1911


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  • Cannae — (altgriechisch Κάνναι Kannai, italienisch Canne della Battaglia, deutsch auch Kannä) war ein Ort in Unteritalien (Apulien), etwa 60 km nordwestlich von Bari, nahe der Mündung des Ofanto. Hier fand 216 v. Chr. die berühmte Umfassungschlacht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cannae — n. the name of a battle in which Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 b. c. Called also {battle of Cannae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CANNAE — vicus Apuliae Peucetiae, non procul ab Aufido fiuv. circa quem Annibal P. Aemilium, et Terentium Varronem Consul. ingenti clade superavit, caesis quadraginta Romanorum milibus, tantôque equitum numerô, ut tres annulorum modios in signum Victoriae …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cannae — [kan′ē] ancient town in SE Italy: site of a battle (216 B.C. ) in which the Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans …   English World dictionary

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  • Cannae — Cạn|nae 〈n.; Gen.: , Pl.: ; geh.〉 verheerende Niederlage; oV [Etym.: nach der Schlacht bei Cannae, wo Hannibal 216 v. Chr. das röm. Heer vernichtend schlug] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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  • Cannae — geographical name ancient town SE Italy in Puglia WSW of modern Barletta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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