Scipio Aemilianus will forever be associated with the destruction of Carthage. Although he dutifully carried out the will of the Senate, the horror he expressed at its fate speaks to his humanity. He was a man of culture and refinement; he gathered round him such men as the Greek historian Polybius, the Stoic philosopher Panaetius, and the poets Lucilius and Terence—a group that came to be known as the Scipionic circle.
Armor sleeve tattoo by leobarrachina, via Flickr
Wonderfully done ancient (I'm not good at history- is it Greek or Roman?) tattoo
Roman tattoo full sleeve