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An ancient town of southeast Italy where Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 bc.
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(Placename) an ancient city in SE Italy: scene of a victory by Hannibal over the Romans (216 bc)
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(ˈkæn i)

an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 B.C.
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Noun1.Cannae - ancient city is southeastern Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 BC
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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