Fabius Maximus

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Fabius Maximus

(ˈfeɪbɪəs ˈmæksɪməs)
n
(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)
n.
(Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus) (“Cunctator”) 275–203 B.C., Roman general.
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If the army retreats into a city; then the enemy will besiege it, and before long the Cunctator and his forces will be "reduced by the pangs of hunger to surrender.