August 2, 216 BCE – Hannibal Causes Panic in Rome After Victory in the Battle of Cannae

August 2, 216 BCE – Hannibal Causes Panic in Rome After Victory in the Battle of CannaeRate this post Click to view full Infographic In the southeast of Italy, approximately 170 miles from Rome, the tiny town of Cannae would be the scene for the last major threat to the security of the Roman Republic for nearly six centuries on August 2, 216 BCE. More than 85,000 Roman troops lined up to tackle the armies of Carthage under the leadership of Hannibal only to be swallowed up by the military genius from North Africa. Historians continue to look upon the defeat as one of the most comprehensive in ancient history, […]