Scipio Aemilianus

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Aemilianus (185–129 BC), primarily known as Scipio Aemilianus, was a Roman general and statesman noted for his military exploits in the Third Punic War against Carthage and during the Numantine War in Spain. He oversaw the final defeat and destruction of the city of Carthage. He was a prominent patron of writers and philosophers, the most famous of whom was the Greek historian Polybius. In politics, he opposed the populist reform program of his murdered brother-in-law, Tiberius Gracchus.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Aemilianus
The so-called "Hellenistic Prince", tentatively identified as Scipio Aemilianus[1]
Born185 BC
Died129 BC (aged 55–56)
OccupationGeneral and statesman
OfficeConsul (147, 134 BC)
RelativesLucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (father)
Scipio Africanus (adoptive grandfather)
Ti. Gracchus (brother-in-law)
Military career
WarsThird Punic War
Battle of the Port of Carthage
Second Battle of Nepheris
Siege of Carthage
Numantine War
Siege of Numantia
Awards2 Roman triumphs