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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scipio Africanus defeats Hannibal at Zama

So far this is the farthest back we go...but I've only just begun. Imagine being the general that defeated Hannibal...Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BC), also known as Scipio Africanus and Scipio the Elder, was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic. He was best known for defeating Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, a feat that earned him the agnomen Africanus, the nickname "the Roman Hannibal", as well as recognition as one of the finest commanders in military history. An earlier great display of his tactical abilities had come already at the Battle of Ilipa. See more at:

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