Category Archives: Scipio Africanus

Scipio Takes Command

Scipio was the man who finally beat Hannibal on the battlefield. Bronze bust of Scipio Africanus in the the Naples National Archaeological Museum (Inv. No. 5634), dated mid 1st century BC, from the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, modern … Continue reading

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Hannibal and Fabius

The Romans were all soldiers and their effectiveness out in the field depended on their discipline. You often meet an enemy with a lot of spirit and bluster. The Gauls would stand up to a Roman maniple with the courage … Continue reading

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