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Ilipa

(ĭl`ĭpə), ancient town of Spain, near the modern Seville. Here Scipio Africanus MajorScipio Africanus Major
(Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus) , 236–183 B.C., Roman general, the conqueror of Hannibal in the Punic Wars. He was the son of Publius Cornelius Scipio, and from a very early age he considered himself to have divine inspiration.
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 defeated (206 B.C.) the Carthaginian forces after Hasdrubal had fled to Gaul. The overthrow of Carthaginian power in Spain paved the way for the defeat of HannibalHannibal
, b. 247 B.C., d. 183 or 182 B.C. Carthaginian general, an implacable and formidable enemy of Rome. Although knowledge of him is based primarily on the reports of his enemies, Hannibal appears to have been both just and merciful. He is renowned for his tactical genius.
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 at Zama (202 B.C.).
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He certainly rates very high on any list of Roman generals, but his fame rests primarily on the battles of Ilipa (Spain, 206 B.