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.