Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: "A Tale of Two Scipios" Jane Chaplin, Classics Department
–Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
Does history really repeat itself? If not, how is it that Scipio Africanus (ca. 235-183 BCE) and his biological nephew/adoptive grandson Scipio Aemilianus (185-129 BCE) both were entrusted with major commands at an early age, both were left to raise their own army for their second major commands, both achieved lasting renown for defeating Carthage, and both had a best friend named Gaius Laelius (themselves father and son)? Professor Chaplin will show how the younger Scipio engineered similarities to his illustrious adoptive grandfather to bolster his own career.
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