[ sˈɪpɪˌə͡ʊ], [ sˈɪpɪˌəʊ], [ s_ˈɪ_p_ɪ__ˌəʊ]
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Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest military commanders in antiquity. He was born in Numidia, in what is now Algeria, in 205 BC. He rose to prominence during the Second Punic War, when he defeated Hannibal at the battle of Zama. After the war, he served as consul and then as the master of horse for Julius Caesar, who made him commander of the Roman legions in Africa. In the Civil War of 49 BC-45 BC, Scipio sided with Pompey, and after Pompey's defeat he fled to Africa, where he died in 169 BC.
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- sortie, Storming.