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Li'cinus, Po'rcius

1. L. Porcius Licinus, lived in the second Punic war. He'is first mentioned in B. C. 211, when he served with distinction as legate in the army that was besieging Capua. In the following year (B. C. 210) he was plebeian aedile, and with his colleague, Q. Catius, celebrated the public games with great splendour. He was praetor in B. C. 207, and obtained Cisalpine Gaul as his province. In co-operation with the consuls of the year, C. Claudius Nero and M. Livius Salinator, he had a share ill the glory of the defeat of Hasdrubal, the brother of Hannibal, at the battle of the Metaurus, in Umbria. (Liv. 26.6, 27.6, 35, 36, 39, 46-48.)

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