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Cannæ

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The place where Hanʹnibal defeated the Romans under L. Æmilʹius Paulus. Any fatal battle that is the turning point of a great general’s prosperity is called his Cannæ. Thus, we say, “Moscow was the Cannæ of Napoleon Bonaparte.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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