The shop of a village on the tiny island of Canna, with a population of just 26 people, was robbed. Thieves emptied the shelves and took 6 hand knitted woollen hats. The shop ran on an "honesty basis"- people would take stuff and leave money. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
The Scots Grace is "Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The Canna Indica seed and peppercorns were used as shotgun pellets. waynesword.palomar.edu/pl…
Today I learned about the Battle of Cannae, in which the Carthaginian general, Hannibal crushed a Roman Republic army, resulting in an estimated loss of 55,000 - 70,000 men for the Romans, and is considered one of the most significant battles in history. britannica.com/event/Batt…
According to moderate estimates, the Romans possibly lost over 40,000 men in a single day at the Battle of Cannae (216 BC), which may have accounted for somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of the total Roman male population during the late 3rd century BC period. realmofhistory.com/2016/0…
The battle of Cannae (216BCE) is one of the greatest tactical victories in military history and Rome's worst defeat. With 50,000 men Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca encircled and destroyed a Roman army of 86,000, killing 75,000 and capturing 10,000. Hannibal suffered only 4,000 casualties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In the Battle of Cannae during the second Punic War, Hannibal's army of 50,000 men slaughtered close to 75,000 Roman soldiers in a mere few hours in a space not much larger than 1 square mile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Despite being heavily outnumbered at the Battle of Cannae, Hannibal's forces killed 45,000 - 75,000 Roman infantry and 2,000 - 5,500 cavalry in a few hours, while only losing 5,700 of their own men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Hannibal's famous encirclement of eight legions at the battle of Cannae during the second Punic war was a variation on a similar tactic his father Hamilcar had used 40 years earlier against the Romans at sea during the first Punic war youtu.be/jpGMSzgd8eg?t=40…
One Roman Consul, and about 1/3 of the Senate died at the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The battle of Cannae was so utterly devastating that Rome declared a day of mourning because there was no one in the city who was not either related to or knew someone who had died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 216BC, Carthage fought the Roman Republic in The Battle of Cannae. Despite being outnumbered 86,400 to 50,000, the Carthage side (led by Hannibal) won a decisive victory. They took ~6000 casualties, while the Roman Republic lost 53,500-75000 infantry, 2700 cavalry and a further 10000 captured en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
, after their defeat at Cannae the Romans prohibited crying in public, even for mothers who'd lost their children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In the Battle of Cannae (216 BC) the Romans had 50-75,000 casualties. In close-combat battle. In one evening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The battle of Cannae in 216BC was bloodier than the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. 50,000 Romans died in a matter of hours at the hands of the Carthaginians, armed with only swords and spears. military-history.org/arti…

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