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An ancient town of southeast Italy where Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 bc.
(Placename) an ancient city in SE Italy: scene of a victory by Hannibal over the Romans (216 bc)
an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 B.C.
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|Noun||1.||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