Slaughter at the Battle of Cannae

By Christopher Miskimon Long ranks of Carthaginian infantry stood on a dusty plain a few miles east of the ruined town of Cannae on August 2, 216 bc. Cavalry massed at each end of the Carthaginian line stood poised to harass the enemy‚Äôs flanks. Opposite the Carthaginians, a Roman army was arrayed in similar fashion. … Continue reading Slaughter at the Battle of Cannae