Araldo de Luca

In 202 B.C. the Roman general Scipio Africanus (above) soundly defeated the Carthaginian general Hannibal (see next photo), ending the Second Punic War. An inspired leader, Scipio is known for relentlessly drilling his soldiers and creating a highly disciplined fighting corps. He spent the early years of the war chasing Hannibal’s brother, Hasdrubal, across Spain. In 205 B.C. he led his army into Africa, where he outmaneuvered Hannibal at the Battle of Zama. After the war, Scipio turned to politics, serving as a senator, consul and ambassador to North Africa before his death in 184 B.C.