26. P. Cornelius
Scipio Nasica, son of No. 25, praetor B. C. 94, is mentioned by Cicero as one of the advocates of Sex. Roscius of Ameria.
He married Licinia, the second daughter of L. Crassus, the orator. (Cic. pro Sex. Rosc. 28, Brut. 58.
) He had two sons, both of whom were adopted, one by his maternal grandfather L. Crassus in his testament, and is therefore called L. Licinius Crassus Scipio [CRASSUS, No. 26]; and the other by Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius, consul B. C. 80, and is therefore called Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio. This Scipio became the father-in-law of Cn. Pompey the triumvir, and fell in Africa in B. C. 46. His life is given elsewhere. [METELLUS, No. 22.]