[ US /ˈsɪpioʊ/ ]
  1. Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
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How To Use Scipio In A Sentence

  • Recently—too recently for the information to be included in "Carthage Must Be Destroyed"—the site of the Battle of Baecula in 208 B.C., where Scipio Africanus defeated a Carthaginian army under Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal, was discovered in Spain. An Empire of the Mediterranean
  • Scipios were hollowed out of simple blocks of peperino stone; and the sculptor's art and the material in which he wrought were worthy of the severe simplicity of the heroic age. Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood
  • The chain also appears in Macrobius's Somnium Scipionis (I.V. #571 – 74), as well as in Paul of Middleburg's Paulina, da recta Paschae celebratione (1513). Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
  • The negro whom I call Scipio, on the day when Major Anderson evacuated Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time
  • Elected consul for 205, Scipio wanted to carry the war to Africa.
  • And at the notion of Scipio, in gilt-laced hat and livery, tearing wildly through the undergrowth in the joy of liberty, she halted and laughed aloud. The Mayor of Troy
  • _Multo tamen vetustior et horridior ille quam Scipio, et, cum sint in dicendo variæ, voluntates, delectari mihi magis antiquitate videtur, et lubenter verbis etiam uti paulo magis priscis Lælius. A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence The Works Of Cornelius Tacitus, Volume 8 (of 8); With An Essay On His Life And Genius, Notes, Supplements
  • Scipio did cry, and classical scholars are therefore entitled to ask how many tears he shed.
  • He, as had been related, was a bitter political opponent of Scipio Africanus the Great, and he continued his enmity to Scipio's adopted son, called Scipio the Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
  • These last two received from the Roman people the surname of Africanus, in honor of their African victories, and the one who now comes upon the stage was called Scipio Hannibal Makers of History
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