Scipio: Legatus Romanus Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus erat praeclarus Romanus civis nascavit in 236 BC. His father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all consuls, and while he himself was never a consul, he played a much more important role. Rome fought in the Second Punic War against the North African Carthaginians in 218 BC. Scipio served as legatus, or commander of the legions, and without his brilliant leadership Rome might never have emerged as the world power we know of today.
Hannibal et Elephanti Hannibal duxit Carthinaginiesium per secundum Punic Bellum. He is known as one of the greatest military commanders of all time due to his many brilliant victories during the war. At the outbreak of the war, he marched a massive army which included numerous war elephants and siege weapons over the Alps and into northern Italy. He managed to take many Roman cities and forts and held control of them for over fifteen years. Rome's future was looking to be bleak.
Proleum Ilipa Hannibalis militum basi in Hispaniam. After many years defending against the invading Carthaginians, Scipio devised a strategy to defeat them once and for all. He modernized the previously slow, cumbersome Roman army, and sent them over to Spain to destroy the Carthaginian base supplying the troops in Rome. The Romans decimated Hannibal's troops, allowing for a direct attack at Carthage.
Proleum Zama Ad postremum proelium Zamam. After the battle in Zama, Hannibal knew he couldn't defeat the Romans after they wiped out their supplies and many of his soldiers in Spain. Hannibal fights Scipio’s army anyway in honor. Hannibal meets with Scipio before the battle, but Scipio uses that greeting to stall while reinforcements arrive. Scipio has advanced the tactics of the Roman army, making Hannibal's elephants obsolete, and allowing a crushing Roman victory.
Post Bellum Scipionem rediit post bellum. He was regarded as a hero and many people offer to make him dictator of Rome, which he declined. He was forever known as one of the greatest military strategists in all of Roman history, and his family name was second only to Julius Caesar's. His story was told as an example of military strategy and honor.