Into Histria: The Year 178 BCE

Summary Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Lucius Postumius Albinus celebrate triumphs for their victories in Spain; Rebellious Ilienses on Sardinia join forces with a group of Balari; The consul Aulus Manlius Vulso launches a campaign against the Histri; after losing his camp in a surprise attack, the consul strikes back and…

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Interregnum: The Years 176-175 BCE

Summary Ligurians overrun the Roman colony of Mutina (late 177 or early 176 BCE); The consul Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Hispalus dies after attending the Latin festival (176 BCE); The proconsul Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus brings all of Sardinia back under Roman control (176 BCE); The proconsul Gaius Claudius Pulcher recaptures Mutina…

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The Death of Flamininus: The Year 174 BCE

Summary Titus Quinctius Flamininus dies; Quintus Fulvius Flaccus and Aulus Postumius Albinus serve as censors; Scipio Africanus’ son Lucius is removed from the Senate for unknown reasons; Another epidemic hits Italy; The propraetor Appius Claudius Cento wins a victory over the Celtiberians in Nearer Spain; A delegation led by Gaius…

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Prelude to the Third Macedonian War: The Year 172 BCE

Summary For the first time in Roman history, two plebeian consuls are elected; A new law mandates the censors to lease public land in Campania to Roman citizens for cultivation; The row between the Senate and Marcus Popilius Laenas continues as the latter again attacks the Ligurian Statellati without justification;…

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The Second Macedonian War: The Year 199 BCE

Summary Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Publius Aelius Paetus serve as censors; Scipio becomes the new princeps senatus; The praetor Gnaeus Baebius Tamphilus is heavily defeated by the Insubres; The proconsul Lucius Manlius Acidinus is awarded an ovatio for his victories in Spain, but it is vetoed by a people’s…

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The Second Macedonian War: The Year 198 BCE

Summary In spite of his young age, Titus Quinctius Flamininus becomes one of the new consuls; he is given the war against Macedonia as his province; The praetor urbanus Lucius Cornelius Merula suppresses a slave revolt in Latium, presumably the first in Roman history; Flamininus outflanks the Macedonian positions and…

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Flamininus returns: The Year 194 BCE

Summary The war in Macedonia and Greece is officially ended; The Senate decides that Latins that have settled in Roman colonies are not Roman citizens; Sextus Aelius Paetus and Gaius Cornelius Cethegus serve as censors; Scipio Africanus is again nominated princeps senatus; The proconsul Lucius Valerius Flaccus defeats the Boii…

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Prelude to the Seleucid War: The Year 193 BCE

Summary A Lex Sempronia curbs usury; Many Romans seek exemption from military service, but the Senate refuses to grant dispensations; A large army of Ligurians surrounds Pisa, but withdraws when the consul Quintus Minucius Thermus arrives with his army; The consul Lucius Cornelius Merula wins a bloody, but decisive victory…

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The Seleucid War: The Year 192 BCE

Summary The Romans declare King Antiochos III of the Seleucid Empire an enemy of the State; More Roman successes in the Spanish provinces; The proconsul Quintus Minucius Thermus defeats the Ligurians in a battle near Pisa; The consuls Lucius Quinctius and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus devastate the territories of the Boii,…

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