Cicero's Republic imagines the dead Roman general Scipio Africanus, hero of the second Punic war, appearing to his grandson, Scipio Aemilianus
, in a dream.
Plutarch's Life of Scipio is also lost; it is unclear if this would have been about Scipio Africanus or Scipio Aemilianus
(and many scholars believe that the pair of Epaminondas and Scipio may have originally stood first in the order of the Parallel Lives).
's actions in war--his weeping at the fall of Carthage and his daring to imagine the future fall of Rome--as well as an analysis of Roman behavior surrounding war booty were all recorded by his contemporary and friend, the historian Polybius.
Carthage's defeat in 146 BCE, at the hands of the Roman General Scipio Aemilianus
in the third Punic war, led not only to the total destruction of the city, but to its entire population being sold into slavery.
After three years of embarrassing setbacks, the Roman army under its new and relatively inexperienced commander, Scipio Aemilianus
, had managed to break through the Carthaginian defences and establish an all-important bridgehead at Carthage's circular war harbour, an engineering masterpiece with capacity for at least 170 ships and ramps to drag the craft to and from the water's edge.
Carthage had been aflame for six nights when my mother's nitwit kinsman, Scipio Aemilianus
, dispatched us into the agerpublicus with the wheelbarrows.
El Humanismo occidental es creado en el Circulo de los Escipiones, conformado, principalmente, por Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus
(Africanus Minor); luego, son atraidos e incorporados: Terencio, de quien salio el ya mencionado manifiesto de los humanistas aparecido en un verso de una obra teatral; el amigo de Escipion, Polibio, politico e historiador griego, provisto de una gran cultura, quien habia sido llevado a Roma como rehen; el filosofo estoico, Panecio de Rodas, y C.
The Roman encampment was constructed on a thrust stage but they used one stage-level box for the tent of Scipio Aemilianus
Africanus, while the other box at stage level served as a continuation of the city wall-which could be lowered.
Most significantly, she was married to her kinsman Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus
, consul in 147 and 134.
Finally, after two years of stalemate, Rome appointed Scipio Aemilianus
, the adoptive grandson of Africanus, as the leader of the forces besieging Carthage.