Rome's Craftiest General SCIPIO AFRICANUS

Lacey, James
July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p56
The article profiles Rome's general, Scipio Africanus, who rallied Cannae's legions to challenge the Carthaginian general Hannibal. Scipio Africanus followed his father, Roman consul Publius Cornelius Scipio, into Northern Italy on Rome's first engagement against Hannibal. At Zama, in 202 B.C., Scipio and Hannibal finally met on the field of battle. Scipio Africanus was victorius against Hannibal and Rome became the uncontested master of the Western Mediterranean.


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