Biography of Africanus Publius Cornelius Scipio


Scipio, Africanus, Publius Cornelus. Born in 234 B.C. Roman general. Scipio took Carthago Nova and conquered Spain, became consul in 205 B.C., and brought to a conclusion the second Punic War by the defeat of Hannibal at Zama (202 B.C.). Scipio became a second time consul, but his popularity passed away on account of the arrogance of his later years. Died 183 B.C.