5. TIB. CLAUDIUS NERO was praetor B. C. 204 (Liv. 29.1
), and had Sardinia for his province.
He may have been tbe son of No. 2. In B. C. 202 he was consul with M. Servilius Geminus (Liv. 30.26
), and he obtained as his province Africa, where he was to have the command against Hannibal conjointly with P. Cornelius Scipio.
But he was not present at the battle of Zama.
A violent storm attacked his fleet soon after he set out, and he put in at Populonii.
He thence passed on to Ilva (Elba), and to Corsica.
In his passage to Sardinia his ships suffered still more, and he finally put into Carales (Cagliari) in Sardinia, where he was obliged to winter, and whence he returned to Rome in a private capacity, his year of office having expired. (Liv. 30.39