Scipio the Elder


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Noun1.Scipio the Elder - Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)Scipio the Elder - 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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The most original reading in the study is the discussion of the Cacciaguida cantos (15-17) in Paradiso, which Raffa makes brilliantly richer by introducing Macrobius's Commentary on the Dream of Scipio to draw parallels between Scipio the Younger's encounter with Scipio the Elder in Heaven and Dante's with Cacciaguida.
Cornelius Scipio the Elder near Massilia (Marseille) and crossed the Rhone the next month; undertook difficult passage of the Alps and entered Italy (September-October 218); defeated a force of Roman cavalry and velites (lightly armed troops) at the Ticinus (November) and routed the main Roman army under T.