Scipio Africanus

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Scipio Africanus

, Publius Cornelius Known as "Scipio the Elder." 236?-183? bc.
Roman general and politician who invaded northern Africa, conquered Carthage, and brought the Second Punic War to an end by defeating Hannibal at Zama (202).
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Noun1.Scipio Africanus - Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)Scipio Africanus - 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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Lucas van Valckenborch's Archduke Matthias as Scipio Africanus the Elder (1580; left), exemplifies the influence of antiquity on European art.
In Rome from 204, he earned a meager living as a teacher and by adapting Greek plays, but he was on familiar terms with many of the leading men in Rome, among them Scipio Africanus the Elder. His patron was Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, whose son Quintus obtained Roman citizenship for Ennius.