"Africanus, the consul's son", by Santiago Posteguillo


At the end of the 3rd century BC, Hannibal, commanding the Carthaginian armies and allied with Philip V of Macedonia, would have forever changed the history that we know today of the West if he had achieved his goal, the annihilation of Rome as a state. But thanks to the birth and exploits of Publius Cornelius Scipio, a descendant of the consul of Rome from whom he took his name, things happened differently.

Through the acts of Publio, in addition to his conquests and victories on the battlefield, his new nickname, Africanus, was born, which has received as part of the name the historical novel by the author Santiago Posteguillo.

Africanus, the consul's son”Was Posteguillo's first novel published in 2006 through which he takes us back to the battles of Ticino, Trebia, Trasimeno and even the most provocative debates in the Roman Senate. It is exciting how through simple letters the reader comes to relive the shaky nights before the battles, fearing that death that may be found as soon as they wake up.

To hell! Only he, Publius, of all of them, knew that even there, to that place, he would have, as general in chief, to lead his troops ...”.

Santiago Posteguillo, European philologist, linguist and doctor from the University of Valencia, continues this collection in 2008 with "The cursed legions" and in 2009 with the "Betrayal of Rome", a work with which the trilogy of Scipio ends and with which he obtained the Hislibris 2009 Awards for the Best Spanish Author and the Best Historical Novel of the year.

I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.


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