Scipio Africanus

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Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)

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"there was left to him no further hope to be disappointed." Scipio Africanus' final act was scarcely more rewarding.
III.3) A basis for the analogy can be found in Scipio's dream, where his deceased grandfather Scipio Africanus (the Elder) reveals that 'just as the eternal god moves the universe, which is partly mortal, so too does the eternal soul move the fragile body'.
Several ancient sources record a conversation between Hannibal and Scipio Africanus that took place on neutral ground, a decade or more after Scipio attained military immortality by studying Hannibal's tactics and defeating Hannibal at Zama in North Africa.
Publius Cornelius Scipio, better known as Scipio Africanus, was a military leader whose genius was equal to that of Hannibal.
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Pavement artist Thomas Richards, of West Bromwich, seen in 1895 George John Scipio Africanus was given to the Molineux family of Wolverhampton after he was taken from his home in Sierra Leone at the age of three Windrush - The Irresistible Rise of Milti-Racial Britain, by Mike and Trevor Phillips (HarperCollins)
* Roman busts of Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar, and Cicero.
Scipio Africanus defeated this Carthaginian general in 202 BC at Zama:
(Nonetheless, Ketterer rightly argues that the triumph of Amor in the union of Nerone and Poppea is gloriously celebrated, and is therefore central to the opera.) Stoicism then became a principal theme in operas based on the stories of Scipio Africanus and Cato.
Lucas van Valckenborch's Archduke Matthias as Scipio Africanus the Elder (1580; left), exemplifies the influence of antiquity on European art.
Few, if any, would learn about the general who defeated him, Scipio Africanus. Gabriel (history and war studies, Royal Military College of Canada) rectifies this lack with the first scholarly biography of Scipio in nearly a century.
Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award was given to Robert Whitaker for "Twelve Condemned to Die: Scipio Africanus Jones and the Struggle for Justice that Remade a Nation" (to be published by Crown).
To a certain extent, Petrarch has "sidestepped" the problem itself, by basing his neo-Latin epic on Scipio Africanus's defeat of Hannibal at the battle of Zama (202 BCE) and celebrating Rome and Roman virtue more than Christianity per se.