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Scipio Africanus Syllabification: Scip·i·o Af·ri·ca·nus
Pronunciation: /ˌskipēō ˌafriˈkānəs/

Definition of Scipio Africanus in English:

( 236-circa 184 bc), Roman general and politician; full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major. He was successful in concluding the second Punic War, by the defeat of the Carthaginians in Spain in 206 and then by the defeat of Hannibal in Africa at Zama in 202.

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