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by A.E. Astin
This book provides an assessment of Scipio Aemilianus as a political figure, in terms both of contemporary politics and of the general political development of the Roman Republic. His background, his character and the manner of his early success are examined and his career as a whole is considered in relation to issues of foreign policy, to social problems and to various t ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Oxbow Books Limited
(first published March 1967)
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Important work about an underrated Roman. Scipio suffered from association with great Romans which pressured him to excel. For example, he was the grandson of Scipio Africanus,the great Roman general who defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in 202 B.C. Aemilianus is principally known for two things: defeating Carthage to end the Third Punic War and opposing the reforms of his brother-in-law Tiberius Gracchus. Aemilianus' resume was as impressive as any patrician, but he never gained the degre ...more