Capua



a town in NW Campania, in S Italy, N of Naples.
Historical Examples

It was with difficulty that Garibaldi, placing himself again at the head of his forces, drove the enemy back to Capua.
History of Modern Europe 1972-1878 C. A. Fyffe

There is even some ground for believing that in New York he had found his Capua.
The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 Samuel Adams Drake

Forty thousand men were being concentrated at Capua and Cajazzo.
Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty

All Italy was now subject to his power; Capua was his capital, and Rome had fallen.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott

Capua fell in 211, and the seat of war, to the great relief of Rome, was removed to Lucania and Bruttium.
History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD Robert F. Pennell

Hannibal was not himself in Capua at the time that the Romans came to attack it.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott

Capua itself, on the left bank of the river, afforded them a means of moving forward to the attack of the Garibaldians.
Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty

The army is moving out of Naples to take up a position at Capua.
Tony Butler Charles James Lever

Yet we find that the revolt of Capua to Hannibal was largely the work of noble leaders.
Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman

Carthaginians and other barbarians are not citizens of Capua—no refinement—no civilization.
The Lion’s Brood Duffield Osborne

noun
a town in S Italy, in NW Campania: strategically important in ancient times, situated on the Appian Way. Pop: 19 041 (2001)

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