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Scipio Plans To Attack the Punic Camp While the Consuls were thus engaged,Caepio was commanding in Bruttium, Servilius in Etruria and Liguria. Livy, 30, 1. Scipio in Libya learnt during the winter that the Carthaginians were fitting out a fleet; he therefore devoted himself to similar preparations as well as to pressing on the siege of Utica. B. C. 203. Cn. Servilius Caepio, C. Servilius Geminus Coss. Livy, 30, 1. He did not, however, give up all hopes of Syphax; but as their forces were not far apart he kept sending messages to him, convinced that he would be able to detach him from the Carthaginians. He still cherished the belief that Syphax was getting tired of the girlSophanisba, the daughter of Hasdrubal son of Gesco. Livy, 29, 23; 30, 12, 15. for whose sake he had joined the Carthaginians, and of his alliance with the Punic people generally; for the Numidians, he knew, were naturally quick to feel satiety, and constant neither to gods nor men. Scipio's mind, however, was distr