Scipio Africanus

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Publius Cornelius Scipio
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Bust o Scipio Africanus the Elder frae Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
Consul o the Roman Republic
In office
205–202 BC, – [?] BC
Precedit biQuintus Caecilius Metellus an Lucius Veturius Philo
Succeedit biMarcus Cornelius Cethegus an Publius Sempronius Tuditanus
Personal details
Born236 BC
Roum, Roman Republic
Dee'd183 BC (aged 53)
Liternum
Spoose(s)Aemilia Paulla
BairnsPublius Cornelius Scipio, Lucius Cornelius Scipio, Cornelia, Cornelia Scipionis Africana
Militar service
AllegianceRoman Military banner.svg Roman Republic
RankGeneral
Battles/warsSeicont Punic War
Battle o Ticinus
Battle o the Trebia
Battle o Cannae
Battle o Cartagena
Battle o Baecula
Battle o Ilipa
Battle o Utica
Battle o the Great Plains
Battle o Zama
Roman-Sirian War
Battle o Magnesia

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BC), an aa kent as Scipio the African, Scipio Africanus-Major, Scipio Africanus the Elder, an Scipio the Great,[1] is renained as ane o the greatest generals, nae anly o auncient Roum, but o aw time. His main achievements war during the Seicont Punic War whaur he is best kent for defeatin Hannibal at the final battle at Zama, ane o the feats that earned him the agnomen Africanus, as well as recogneetion as ane o the finest commanders in militar history.

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  1. Plutarch, The Parallel Lives, The Life of Aemilius II.V