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Scipio Africanus


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  • noun 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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  • He was adopted by P. Scipio, the son of the great Africanus, and is therefore called Scipio Africanus

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith 1853

  • Hannibal "Scipio Africanus," the exultant Chamonniards called their hero

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, May, 1896 Various

  • Mag. for 1784, p. 959.] [Footnote 4: As great men of antiquity such as Scipio Africanus had an epithet added to their names, in consequence of some celebrated action, so my illustrious friend was often called DICTIONARY JOHNSON, from that wonderful atchievement of genius and labour, his

    Life Of Johnson Boswell, James, 1740-1795 1887

  • Recently—too recently for the information to be included in "Carthage Must Be Destroyed"—the site of the Battle of Baecula in 208 B.C., where Scipio Africanus defeated a Carthaginian army under Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal, was discovered in Spain.

    An Empire of the Mediterranean Adrian Goldsworthy 2011

  • I now plan to email Netflix and tell them to stop sending me messages like "Joseph; rate these films so we can make recommendations for you" and instead say, "Top 10 Foreign Horror Recommendations for Scipio Africanus."

    Wotan, Your Double-Skim Latte Is Ready Joe Queenan 2011

  • The tragic case of Scipio Africanus is illustrative of the disastrous damage that Christian brainwashing was indeed inflicting to enslaved

    A Giant Step for Mankind Made in Ha��ti 2009

  • Forced into another retirement, he reminded himself that to retire was the habit of such heroes as Scipio Africanus, or the Cromwell of Andrew Marvell's great poem:

    Heroic Milton: Happy Birthday Kermode, Frank 2009

  • Chapel of Diana; insomuch that they were almost ready to salute him Scipio Africanus, by Way of Advance.

    Exilius 2008

  • [3194] Seneca the philosopher was infinitely taken with the sight of Scipio Africanus 'house, near

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • In those days, scholars were highly beloved, [2060] honoured, esteemed; as old Ennius by Scipio Africanus, Virgil by Augustus;

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007


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