Publius Cornelius Scipio Asina

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Publius Cornelius Scipio Asina was a Roman statesman who served as Consul in 221 BC and Interrex in 217 BC.[1]

Publius Cornelius was a member of the Cornelii Scipiones, a branch of the Cornelii family. He was the son of Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Asina. In 221 BC, Publius Cornelius was elected Consul alongside Marcus Minucius Rufus. In 217 BC, he was chosen as Interrex to conduct consular elections.[2] The election was marked by a contentious struggle between the plebeians and patricians.


  1. ^ Thomas, Joseph (1908). Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. p. 2156. 
  2. ^ Livy (1823). The history of Rome. New York: Peter A. Mesier. p. 50. 
Preceded by
Marcus Claudius Marcellus and Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Minucius Rufus
221 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio Asina and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (Suffect)