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The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic Setting & Symbolism

Robert L. O'Connell
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Objects/Places

Cannae

This was the location of the battle on August 2, 216 B.C. where 48,000 Romans were killed in a knife battle.

First Punic War

This war lasted 23 years as Rom constantly tried to take down Carthage.

Second Punic War

This is the war during with the Battle of Cannae was fought. It was also referred to as the "war against the Carthaginians and the Gauls" by the Romans.

Iliad

This book showed how war was fought between individuals in close quarters rather than on groups who used weaponry from great distances.

Roads

These were made by the Romans, unifying the people and helping their armies move about more freely.

The Alps

This was the mountain range Hannibal crossed with his army, including their elephants. Many men died or turned around before they reached the base at the other side.

Elephants

These were used in battle and Hannibal took them...

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