Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Quintus
Related to Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Quintus: Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator
Fa·bi·us Max·i·mus Ver·ru·co·sus(fā′bē-əs măk′sə-məs vĕr-yo͞o-kō′səs, -o͞o-), Quintus Known as "the Cunctator." Died 203 bc.
Roman general who defeated (209) the superior forces of Hannibal through delay tactics, thereby avoiding direct conflict and giving Rome sufficient time to muster a great army.
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