Battle of Cannae

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

Fought between Carthage and Rome in 216 BC, the Carthaginian commander, Hannibal, decisively defeated Roman forces under Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro. Even though it was a major Carthaginian victory, it did not reverse the war and Rome eventually won.

Classic tactical example

This battle is often taught as the best example of the tactic of double envelopment.