Definition of Scipio africanus
1. Noun. Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC).
Generic synonyms: Full General, General
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Literary usage of Scipio africanus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1902)
"Some have even declared that it is the shield of scipio africanus, totally ignoring the fact that the workmanship clearly belongs to the sixteenth century ..."
2. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the by William Scott (1829)
"Hannibal to scipio africanus, at their Interview ceding the Battle nf Zama. SINCE fate lias so ordained it, that 1, ..."
3. Light and Truth: Collected from the Bible and Ancient and Modern History by Robert Benjamin Lewis (1844)
"scipio africanus. scipio africanus, an Ethiopian, the Roman general, attacked Hannibal's forces, who had come out against Rome, and gave him battle, ..."
4. A Smaller History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of by William Smith, Eugene Lawrence (1877)
"The younger scipio africanus, who was then serving in the army as military tribune, displayed great bravery and military skill, and, on one occasion, ..."