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Scipio Africanus

published on 19 December 2011
Scipio Africanus Major (so named because of his military victories in Africa which won the Second Punic War, also known as Scipio the Elder) was born Publius Cornelius Scipio in 236 BCE. His family was of Etruscan descent and of the Patrician upper class. His father, also Publius Cornelius Scipio, was a Roman consul and, in 218 BCE, brought his... [continue reading]

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