Caudine Forks
geographical name two mountain passes S Italy in the Apennines between Benevento & Capua

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  • Caudine Forks — /kaw duyn/ two mountain passes in S Italy, in the Apennines near Benevento. * * * ▪ mountain pass, Italy Latin  Furculae Caudinae,         narrow mountain pass near Beneventum in ancient Samnium (near modern Montesarchio, Campania, southern… …   Universalium

  • CAUDINE FORKS —    a narrow mountain gorge in Samnium, in which, during the second Samnite war, a Roman army was entrapped and caught by the Samnites, who obliged them to pass under the yoke in token of subjugation, 321 B.C …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Caudine Forks — /ˌkɔdaɪn ˈfɔks/ (say .kawduyn fawks) plural noun two narrow mountain passes in southern Italy, near Benevento; site of a Roman defeat by the Samnites, 321 BC …   Australian English dictionary

  • Caudine Forks — noun a battle in the Apennines in 321 BC in which the Samnites defeated the Romans • Regions: ↑Apennines • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle * * * /kaw duyn/ two mountain passes in S Italy, in the Apennines near Benevento …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of the Caudine Forks — Infobox Military Conflict caption= conflict= Battle of Caudine Forks partof= the Second Samnite War date= 321 BC place= Caudine Forks result= Roman Surrender combatant1= Roman Republic combatant2= Samnium commander1= Titus Veturius Calvinus… …   Wikipedia

  • Кавдинское ущелье — (Caudine Forks) 2 я самнитская война Место сражения 321 до Р. X., когда рим. войско под командованием Т. Ветурия Кальвина и Спурия Постумия было захвачено врасплох сабинянами под командованием Понтия в узком Кавдинском ущелье. Римляне сражались… …   Энциклопедия битв мировой истории

  • Gaius Pontius — Gaius Pontius, sometimes called as Gavius Pontius or simply Pontius, was a Samnite commander during the Second Samnite War. He is most well known for his victory over the Roman legions at the Battle of the Caudine Forks in 321 BCE. He was… …   Wikipedia

  • Appian Way — The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was the most important ancient Roman road. It is also called the the queen road . [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Past Catches Up With the Queen of Roads… …   Wikipedia

  • Samnite Wars — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Samnite Wars partof=the ancient unification of Italy date=1st: 343 to 341 BC 2nd: 326 to 304 BC 3rd: 298 to 290 BC place=Central Italy result=Roman domination over the Italian peninsula from the Po river to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Campaign history of the Roman military — This article is part of the series on: Military of ancient Rome (portal) 753 BC – AD 476 Structural history Roman army (unit types and ranks …   Wikipedia

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