What war did Lucius Cornelius Scipio fight in?  (Son of Lucius)

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Your question is somewhat confusing, since there were at least six different men who went by that name.

  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio was a consul in 350 B. C.
  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus (died 280 B. C.) was a Roman consul and general who was the victor over the Etruscans at the Battle of Volterra in the Third Samnite War.
  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio (300? B. C.- 258? B. C.) was a Roman consul and son of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus. At the head of the Roman fleet, he won victories at Aleria and Sardinia during the First Punic War.
  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio (210? B. C.-174? B. C.) was a Roman praetor whose father, Scipio Africanus Major, was a famed Roman general who defeated Hannibal at Zama. 
  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus (214? B. C.-183? B. C.) was a Roman consul and general and son of Publius Cornelius Scipio. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Magnesia in 190 B. C.
  • Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus (died 82? B. C.) was a consul and the great-grandson of the aforementioned Asiaticus.
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