Scipio Africanus

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  • Thermopylae: The Battle Of Rome

    (Appian, S.22). Around Myonessus, Polyxenidas’ fleet again engaged the Roman fleet, this time with 89 ships while the Roman and Rhodian fleets had 80 ships (Livius, 37.30). Despite an attempted flanking maneuver by Polyxenidas the Romans pulled through as they were “far superior in the stoutness of their ships and the bravery of their men” according to Livius. The battle resulted in the dissolution of Seleucid presence on the sea (Livius, 37.31). The Roman path for an invasion of Anatolia was cleared while Antiochus, finally taking action, weakened himself against Pergamon (Taylor 130-131). Prior to Cissus and Myonessus Lucius Cornelius Scipio had been elected Consul and had assumed command of the Roman army in Greece, aided by his famed brother Scipio Africanus and an army of 22,000. Scipio Africanus, also known as Publius Cornelius Scipio, was highly vaunted from the Second Punic War for his key position in the eventual Roman victory against Hannibal Barca (Polybius 160; Taylor 128). The Romans despite being possibly disadvantaged in numbers still had the advantage of superior morale and discipline compared to Antiochus’ troops whom would be recently recruited. An opportunity arose for invasion once Antiochus took fright from his defeat at Myonessus and despite wanting to defend the Hellespont, retreated to the interior (Appian, S.29). He then sent out a diplomat to request peace from the Romans, but they would have nothing of it (Appian, S.29). It was the summer of 190 B…

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  • Brutus And Antony's Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Machiavelli's Virtue

    the sight of his soldiers (67) [My Emphasis]. Machiavelli writes early and often about an existing union between cruelty and conventional virtues, and, as shown above, he does not parse words. Not only does he describe great leaders that have used virtues and cruelty together, but he argues that they must. Machiavelli contends that, “without [cruelty], [Hannibal’s] other virtues would not have sufficed to bring about this effect” (67). Indeed, there is no contention from Machiavelli that…

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  • What Are The Similarities Between Ancient Rome And The Punic Wars

    Ancient Rome has a rich history filled with art, architecture, religion, technological advances, and intellectual discoveries. To stay in power, Rome had to ward off those challenging their superiority. One of the most famous disputes was between Rome and Carthage which prompted The Punic Wars. The first war started in 264 BC and the third and final war ended in 146 BC. During the Second Punic War, a man named Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus led the Roman troops after his Patrician father…

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  • Ancient Roman Military Technology

    allowed for the Roman leaders to implement many different strategies whether it be through using the gladius, pilum, or hasta. Soldiers in the Ancient Roman Military had to undergo a rigorous training regimen, preparing them physically and mentally for battle. Through these preparations it allowed for the soldiers to be physically prepared and mentally acute. The Roman soldiers had great determination, and persistence, which allowed for them to win many battles throughout history. Training and…

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  • The Roman Aristocrat Virtues

    ability or be recognised as a good leader and general. The skills accumulated during the young aristocrat’s time spent serving in the military would then better his ability and his connections when he went on to hold offices, “the activities prescribed for the apprenticeship of the young noble before he began the career of office proper were military service and pleading in the courts.” In addition to this the spoils of war could enrich Rome and therefore enhance the lives of everyday Romans;…

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  • The Importance Of Hannibal In The Second Pinic War

    In fact, it was due to his defeat of Hannibal that he was awarded with the cognomen of Africanus. Hannibal went on to live the rest of his life despising the Romans, moving from place to place and attempting to finish off what he had started in the Second Punic War. His accomplishments in the Second Punic War were astonishing. He defeated the Romans decisively in every battle he engaged them in during his time in Italy. He spent approximately ten years on the boot of Italy and reached within…

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  • Parliament Of The Fowl Analysis

    Fowls, we are introduced to a rather intriguing narrator; one that has yet to experience what love has to offer and who is in turn eager to learn from it by looking for wisdom in his readings. Clearly, the narrator is yet inexperienced in the craft of love as he himself admits to have learn about it only from his study: For although I know not Love indeed Nor know how he pays his folk their hire, Yet full oft it happens in books I read Of his miracles and his cruel ire. There I read he will be…

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  • What Was Hannibal's Accomplishments

    One of his most popular accomplishments was at the episode of the Second Punic War, when he walked an armed force, which included elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into Italy. In his initial couple of years in Italy, he won three emotional triumphs Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, in which he separated himself for his capacity to focus his and his rival's qualities and shortcomings, and to play the fight to his qualities and the foe's shortcomings and won over numerous partners…

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  • Julius Caesar: The Fall Of The Republic

    individual’s actions or one event but a culmination of several actions from different individuals and events. Unfortunately, some influenced massively in the Roman society. There Large and quick expansions from Rome’s foundation as an underdeveloped city; creating enormous holes in the governing and political ability in the Senate. While the powerful individuals of Roman mob like the general were jockeyed for position. The Roman life was facing differences far more rapidly than the…

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