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Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC



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Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC.
Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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200s Bc 3rd Century Bc Ancient Ancient History Ancient Roman Ancient Rome Army Battle Carthage Carthaginian Classical Civilization Diagram Europe European Italy Military Plan Punic Wars Roman Roman Empire Rome Warfare Cannae Hannibal Second Punic War


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This hand-colored woodcut print showcases a 19th-century illustration of the Battle of Cannae plan, which took place in 216 BC during the Second Punic War. The battle was a pivotal moment in ancient history, where Hannibal, leading the Carthaginian army, achieved a resounding victory over the Romans. The intricately detailed map provides an insight into the strategic genius behind Hannibal's triumph. It depicts the battlefield layout and highlights key elements such as troop positions and maneuvering tactics employed by both sides. This vintage artwork transports us back to this historic clash between two mighty empires. The Battle of Cannae remains etched in military history due to its tactical brilliance and devastating outcome for Rome. With this print, one can almost feel the tension that hung heavy in the air as thousands of soldiers clashed on Italian soil. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece of art, we are reminded of Europe's rich ancient past and its profound impact on shaping our present world. The Roman Empire's struggle against Carthage symbolizes not only a fierce rivalry but also represents classical civilization at its peak. This historical artifact serves as a testament to human ingenuity and reminds us that even centuries later, these events continue to captivate our imagination with their tales of bravery, strategy, and sacrifice.

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