Leaf 92 - Domus P.S. Africanus (Ad S. Georgium in Velabre)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Scipio, Africanus, approximately 236 B.C.-183 B.C.
The House of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major, circa 237-183 BC, was the Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama. In spite of his victory, his political career was unsettled and he retired to his home at Liternum on the coast of Campania, where he died at the age of 54.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Palazzo di Scipione Africano.
Scipio Africanus and his friends introduced the idea of formally educating women and children in Greek. He was known for his love of luxury and his Greek style of wearing the toga. His luxurious lifestyle included an immense house on the Forum. Scipio also may have introduced orange trees and many rare plants to Rome.
Leaf 92 Recto and Verso.
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Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
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