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Nicolas Poussin. The Noble Deed of Scipio. 1640. Oil on canvas. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Nicolas Poussin. The Noble Deed of  Scipio.
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

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