Fabius Maximus


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Fabius Maximus

(ˈfeɪbɪəs ˈmæksɪməs)
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(Biography) full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, called Cunctator (the delayer). died 203 bc, Roman general and statesman. As commander of the Roman army during the Second Punic War, he withstood Hannibal by his strategy of harassing the Carthaginians while avoiding a pitched battle

Fa•bi•us Max•i•mus

(ˈfeɪ bi əs ˈmæk sə məs)
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(Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus) (“Cunctator”) 275–203 B.C., Roman general.
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For this he was upbraided in the Senate by Fabius Maximus, and called the corrupter of the Roman soldiery.
A Fabia Majestica B Fabium Imperia C Fabius Maximus D Fabias Regalis 13.
The tortoise was traditionally the organisation's symbol, representing its goal of gradual expansion of socialism and their name comes from Roman general Fabius Maximus whose 'Fabian strategy' favoured military tactics of attrition over head-on battle.
Fabius Maximus and Scipio Africanus over ten chapters, of which only one, chapter 7, treats the battle.
Yet Fabian Way is now to benefit from a pounds 40m improvement that it is hoped will end the unfortunate association with nickname of the great Roman general it was named after, Fabius Maximus, or as he was also known - The Delayer.
The Second Punic War produced its share of Roman leaders--among them Fabius Maximus, whose careful delaying tactics kept Hannibal at bay where direct confrontation could not, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus, whose forces took Syracuse.
Whereas Fabius Maximus pursued his tactics in the name of Rome alone, with no obligations to inconvenient treaties, Venice, with the largest and most experi enced army in Italy, made up a vital part of the Cognac coalition.