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ROME-THE PUNIC WARS.

On his return to Rome, Scipio was honored with a magnificent triumph, and

the surname of Africanus, which he had already received from his adoptive

father, was renewed in his own right by the voice of his countrymen.

When Carthage was no more, the Roman Senate proceeded to reorganize Africa.

The recently conquered territory was annexed to the other dominions of Rome

on the African coast, and Utica was made the capital. The districts