Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator

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Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator Agnomen – Cuncatator – Delayer Chosen as dictator CA 280 – 203 Maintaining right relations with the gods o Give great sacrifices to gods [practice > belief] o Policy of delay to wear Hannibal out with attrition No direct contact o Scorched earth policy – burn land to starve Hannibal’s army Mucinius Embraces rationus and is ready to attack Ambushed by Hannibal Endorses Fabius’s policy Gaius Terentius Varro is elected counsel and also embraces rationus
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Unformatted text preview: o Raises 80,000 troops and wants to engage Lucius Aemilius Paullus is also elected but is more cautious and weaker in asserting that o Doesnt recommend engaging o Not the most vigorous Counsel is reluctant about the policy of delay o They want to be re-elected 50,000 men and 80 senators o Worst of wars o Hannibal wins but not seemingly deserving Freedmen Horus son of a freedman Metaurus 207 203 Scipio in Africa mk+...
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