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He was a Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, a Gaius Servilius Ahala, a Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator, a Lucius Aemilius Paullus.
But Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosis Cunctator evolved a strategy which eventually wore Hannibal down: relentlessly, he shadowed the Carthaginian army with an army of his own, yet never offered battle or allowed his forces to be pushed into battle.
Then I would be Fabius Cunctator, and would lead my troops above on the hill round and round it and would not attack, for you must know that is much safer, and so Hannibal could do nothing and could not attack me.
And then that damned Fabius Cunctator with his delaying tactics put paid to my dweam.
It is sometimes known as the Fabian strategy, after the Roman general Fabius Cunctator - Fabius the Delayer.