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Ilipa (ĭlˈĭpə) [key], ancient town of Spain, near the modern Seville. Here Scipio Africanus Major defeated (206 B.C.) the Carthaginian forces after Hasdrubal had fled to Gaul. The overthrow of Carthaginian power in Spain paved the way for the defeat of Hannibal at Zama (202 B.C.).

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