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  • MHQ Magazine

    The Enduring Mystique of Cannae

    In February 1914, as his son prepared for the War Acade­my entrance examination, General Helmuth von Moltke (the younger) sent him a book and a word of advice: Study Cannae. The book was not an eyewitness account of the battle (though...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Cannae

    On a hot, dusty field in 216 B.C., a Roman army perished and the dream of double envelopment was born...

  • MHQ Letters

    MHQ Reader Comments: Casualty Figures from Ancient Historians

    An MHQ reader reconsiders the credibility of the troop numbers and casualty figures reported by Polybius for the battle of Cannae as presented in Adrian Goldsworthy's article, “Can the Counters Be Counted On?” (Autumn 2008)....