Pub·li·us Cor·nel·ius Scipio Af·ri·ca·nus Major [puhb-lee-uhs kawr-neel-yuhs, af-ri-key-nuhs, -kan-uhs, -kahn-], /ˈpʌb li əs kɔrˈnil yəs, ˌæf rɪˈkeɪ nəs, -ˈkæn əs, -ˈkɑn-/, "Scipio the Elder", 237–183 b.c., Roman general who defeated Hannibal.
his adopted grandson, Publius Cornelius Scipio Ae·mil·i·a·nus Africanus Minor [ee-mil-ee-ey-nuhs], /iˌmɪl iˈeɪ nəs/, "Scipio the Younger", c185–129 b.c., Roman general: besieger and destroyer of Carthage.
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How to use Scipio in a sentence
Soon after his marriage he accompanied Scipio to Carthage, where he was the first to scale the walls.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
On the morning following his speech in the Senate Scipio was found dead in his bed.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
The water began gradually to leave the edges of the lagoon,Scipio crosses the lagoon and gets his men upon the wall.
Scipio himself stayed a certain time in New Carthage and assiduously practised his fleet;Preparations for an advance.
Touched by her distress Scipio asked her in what respect she and the other women were left unprovided.
British Dictionary definitions for Scipio
full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major. 237–183 bc, Roman general. He commanded the Roman invasion of Carthage in the Second Punic War, defeating Hannibal at Zama (202)
full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor. ?185–129 bc, Roman statesman and general; the grandson by adoption of Scipio Africanus Major. He commanded an army against Carthage in the last Punic War and razed the city to the ground (146). He became the leader (132) of the opposition in Rome to popular reforms
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