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The Historic Gallery of Portraits and Paintings Volume 5; Or, Biographical Review
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Author: Books Group
Number of Pages: 36 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9781130459272
File size: 16 Mb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 Excerpt: ...as the most valuable part of the plunder of the place. Through the superior discipline and the affection of his troops, Scipio defeated Asdrubal and Mago, the brother of Hannibal, and Asdrubal, the son of Gisco. In the midst of these numerous and brilliant victories, he refused the title of king, offered to him by the Spaniards, in a moment of gratitude and admiration. In the year 202, B. C. being appointed consul, he executed the daring project of attacking Carthage, notwithstanding the advice of Fabius, surnamed the Temporiser, who had saved Rome, by arresting the progress of Hannibal. His first exploit in Africa, was the defeat of Asdrubal and Syphax. He afterwards gained the battle of Zama, which victory produced peace between Rome and Carthage. Jn this battle, the Carthaginians lost 20,000 men. Having thus awed a power that threatened the very existence of Rome, Scipio obtained a brilliant triumph, and the appellation of Africanus. He was also twice honoured with the consular dignity. Some time after, he gave two remarkable proofs of the magnanimity of his character, and of his love for his country. He reprobated loudly the virulence with which his countrymen purnued Hannibal, and offered to accompany his brother, Lucius Cornelius, in the quality of lieutenant, in the war against Antjochus. Upon his return, some persons, jealous of his glory, accused him of peculation. Scipio appeared before the people, and defended himself most successfully against his accusers. The charge was, however, brought forward again, before the Tribunes. He retired to his country house, where he resolved to terminate his days, saying, with much anguish of mind, " Ungrateful country! thou shalt not even possess my bones." He died at Liternuin, in the year 180, B. J. ...

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