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Cannae
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Settlement between Barletta and Canosa on the Monte di Canne (Cic. Tusc. 1,89; Liv. 22,43; 49; Plin. HN 3,105; Sil. Pun. 8,624; Flor. Epit. 2,6), Κανναί (Pol. 3,107; App. Hann. 17). According to Liv. 22,43,10; 22,49,13, an unprotected vicus and ignobilis; Flor. Epit. 2,6,15; κώμη (kṓmē ‘village’, App. Hann. 3,17), or, according to Polybius, a πόλις (pólis, ‘town’), protected by an ἄκρα (ákra ‘castle’). It is well known as the location of the defeat which Hannibal inflicted upon the Rom…

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Garozzo, Bruno (Pisa), “Cannae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e226330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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