Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Scipio
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(Publius Cornelius Scipio; Greek Πόπλιος Σκιπίων/Póplios Skipíōn)

A. Historical dimension

P. Cornelius S. the Elder (c. 235–183 BC), who acquired the honorific byname 'Africanus' for his military successes against Carthage in the Second Punic War and was regarded as one of the greatest heroes and generals of the Roman Republic, was born into one of the most illustrious patrician families in Rome. He earned his first fame, although it remains disputed to this day, in his contribution to the Battle of Ticinus against Hannibal (218 BC), when he is said to have rescued his father…

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Muth, Laura, “Scipio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004734>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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