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Cornelia

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Second daughter of Cornelius Scipio Africanus, married Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus 1. Of her twelve children only three reached adulthood: Sempronia, who married Cornelius Scipio...

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Roman Land

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Throughout the entire period of Roman history, agriculture was the basis of the Roman economy. In archaic Rome some land was held in collective ownership; the leaders of individual clans ...

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Roman Oratory

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In the Roman Republic, oratory was primarily an elite activity including speeches in the senate and—in the open air—eulogies at forebears’ funerals; addresses to the people at elections,...

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Scipio Aemilianus

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(c. 185–129bc)

Roman general and politician. He achieved distinction in the third Punic War, and blockaded and destroyed Carthage in 146. His successful campaign in Spain (133)...

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Scipio Africanus

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(c. 236–184 bc)

Roman general and politician. His aggressive tactics were successful in concluding the second Punic War, firstly by the defeat of the Carthaginians in Spain in 206...

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