Wretch, traitor, most effeminate of men, this fire will entomb me and my children. Will you, the leader of great Carthage, decorate a Roman triumph?
Hasdrubals wife, upon Hasdrubal’s surrender to Scipio at the battle of Carthage.
“Having reproached him thus, she slew her children, flung them into the fire, and plunged in after them. Such, they say, was the death of the wife of Hasdrubal, which would have been more becoming to himself.” - Appian of Alexandria (~95 - ~165 AD)