8. P. Cornelius
, son of No. 6, was consul B. C. 221, with M. Minucius Rufus, and carried on war, with his colleague, against the Istri, who annoyed the Romans by their piracy. The Istri were completely subdued, and Scipio obtained the honour of a triumph. In B. C. 217 he was appointed interrex, for the purpose of holding the consular elections.
He is mentioned again in B. C. 211, when he showed so little of the spirit of a Scipio as to recommend that the senate should recall all the generals and armies from Italy for the defence of the capital, because Hannibal was marching upon the city. (Eutrop. 3.7
; Oros. 4.13
; Zonar. 8.20
; Liv. 22.34