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December 3

In 183 BC, on this day Consul for life and Dictator Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (pictured) died in the "ungrateful" city of Rome [1].

Scipio Africanus, Dictator for LifeA famous Roman General, he had become a living legend by defeating Hannibal and the Carthaginians at the Battle of Zama.

The Scipiones, as his supported were known, insisted that he was the man to lead the Empire despite the opposition of his enemies and widespread ingratitude of the citizenry. But instead he planned to retire from politics by hand-picking a suitable successor Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, the Elder, but when he died [2] Scipio was forced to take the purple.

He ruled until his suspiciously premature death aged fifty-three, almost certainly the result of poisoning or suicide for unknown causes.






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