Definition of Scipio
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
Definition of Scipio
1. Proper noun. ( male given name) of mostly historical use. ¹
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Literary usage of Scipio
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"The first member of this family that appears in history was PUBLIUS CORNELIUS Scipio, who was appointed master of the horse by the dictator Furius Camillas ..."
2. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"26), only one of the two legions of Scipio, with 5000 allies, ... But Scipio, whose legions were dispatched to the Po, was obliged to wait until new legions ..."
3. A History of Rome by Robert Fowler Leighton (1878)
"Scipio, following up this success, attacked Hasdrubal at B ... His departure left Spain an easy conquest for Scipio. In the year B. c. 206, Scipio, marching ..."
4. History of Rome by Thomas Arnold (1869)
"THREE generations of Scipios have already been dis- tinguished in Roman history: L. Scipio Barbatus, who was actively engaged in the third Samnite war ..."
5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin, Robert Lynam (1839)
"A Digression on the Manners and Character of the second Scipio Africanus. Scipio the destroyer of Carthage, was son to the famous Paulus ..."
6. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1872)
"Here I should have to adduce as works of this time, according to the common opinion, the heads of Scipio and a supposed silver shield in the museum of the ..."
7. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"Sicily was allotted to Scipio, with permission to cross into Africa, ... The taking of New Carthage, where Scipio had displayed all the prudence, ..."