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by Ross Leckie
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This is an epic story of Scipio Africanus. Spanning six decades and three continents, SCIPIO is a riveting fictional memoir that charts the life of one of the great Roman leaders. Scipio's defeat of Hannibal at the battle of Zama was a pivotal victory which paved the way for Roman expansion. His subsequent destruction of Antiochus at Magnesia and Philip V at Cynoscephalae helped to establish Rome's dominance of the world as they then knew it. Despite all this Scipio remained a flawed character; a man whose blindness to his own weaknesses ultimately brought about his own downfall. Leckie brilliantly evokes the period in this superb historical novel. The result is a gripping and moving tragedy, an account of one man's successes and failings, filtered through the eyes of his compassionate, wise and loyal friend. -- Publisher details.
An edition of this book was published by Canongate Books.
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