The Noble Deed of Scipio.
1640. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. More.
Scipio Aemilianus, Publius Cornelius, African Minor
(185-129 BC) Roman statesman and general. He commanded the Roman troops in the third Punic war, which ended by the capture and destruction of Carthage in 146 BC. A legend says that he was presented with a young beautiful captive, but founding out that she was betrothed, he returned her to her fiancé