Scipio definition by Webster's New World
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- (Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus) 237?-183? ; Rom. general: defeated Hannibal (202) in the 2d Punic War: called Major or the Elder
- (Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Numantinus) 185?-129? ; Rom. general & statesman: destroyed Carthage (146): grandson (through adoption) of Scipio the Elder: called Minor or the Younger
Scipio definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Publius Cornelius Known as “Scipio the Younger.” 185?-129 B.C.
Roman general and politician who commanded the final destruction of Carthage (146) in the Third Punic War.