Site of battle in southern Italy where Hannibal routed the Romans.

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  • Cannae — is also a band from Boston, Massachusetts. Cannae (mod. Canne della Battaglia) is an ancient village of the Apulia region of south east Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Barletta.GeographyIt is situated near the river Aufidus (mod. Ofanto) …   Wikipedia

  • Cannae — (altgriechisch Κάνναι Kannai, italienisch Canne della Battaglia, deutsch auch Kannä) war ein Ort in Unteritalien (Apulien), etwa 60 km nordwestlich von Bari, nahe der Mündung des Ofanto. Hier fand 216 v. Chr. die berühmte Umfassungschlacht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cannae — n. the name of a battle in which Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 b. c. Called also {battle of Cannae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CANNAE — vicus Apuliae Peucetiae, non procul ab Aufido fiuv. circa quem Annibal P. Aemilium, et Terentium Varronem Consul. ingenti clade superavit, caesis quadraginta Romanorum milibus, tantôque equitum numerô, ut tres annulorum modios in signum Victoriae …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cannae — [kan′ē] ancient town in SE Italy: site of a battle (216 B.C. ) in which the Carthaginians under Hannibal defeated the Romans …   English World dictionary

  • Cannae — Cạnnae,   antike Ortschaft in Apulien (Unteritalien), in der Nähe der Mündung des Aufidus (Ofanto); bekannt durch die Schlacht vom 2. 8. 216 v. Chr. (römischer Kalender), in der die Karthager (48 000 Mann) unter Hannibal die Römer (80 000 Mann)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cannae — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Can not, can t. Ah cannae git the matches tae light! Ye cannae come in here wi oot a tie, pal …   English dialects glossary

  • Cannae — Cạn|nae 〈n.; Gen.: , Pl.: ; geh.〉 verheerende Niederlage; oV [Etym.: nach der Schlacht bei Cannae, wo Hannibal 216 v. Chr. das röm. Heer vernichtend schlug] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Cannae — Sp Kãnai Ap Canne itališkai Ap Cannae lotyniškai L ist. vt. P Italijoje …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Cannae — geographical name ancient town SE Italy in Puglia WSW of modern Barletta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cannae — /kan ee/, n. an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 B.C. * * * …   Universalium

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