Scipio Africanus

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236-183 BC) was an important Roman politician and leader.
Born from one of the oldest Roman gens, the Cornelii, he began his political and military career at a very young age.
Polybius tells us that already in 218 BC he had shown great honour in the Battle of Ticinus, the first direct clash between Rome and the terrible Hannibal Barca.
In 202 BC, as proconsul, he won the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, which earned him the cognomen ex virtute of Africanus.
Scipione l'Africano