Ignoring Fabius Maximus orders, the temporary dictator of Rome. Lucius Aemilius Paullus conjured up an army that number 85,000 to fight Hannibal's army of only 50,000. Hannibal used one of his most famous tactics to win his victory at Cannae. This is regarded as one of the most tactical triumphs of the ancient age.
Roman Casualties: 50,000 to 70,000 dead, 5,000 to 10,000 captured
Carthaginian Casualties: 8,000 dead or wounded