Octavius Posted August 2, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted August 2, 2022 August 2nd is the anniversary of the battle of Cannae in 216 BCE. This was one of the worst defeats suffered by any Roman army. After terrible losses to Hannibal at Trebia, and again at Lake Trassimeno, during the second Punic war, Rome was again crushed at Cannae and lost about 60,000 troops. Surrender was never considered. Rome went on to eventually win the war against Carthage , and her nemesis, Hannibal , subsequently committed suicide. Countless thousands of lives were lost on both sides. post any coins you feel appropriate to remember this event... Roman uncia C.218 BCE... 22 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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