4. C. Lucretius
Gallus, was created duumvir navalis with C. Matienus, B. C. 181, in order to equip a fleet against the Ligurians (Liv 40.26). Livy (l.c.
) calls him simply C. Lucretius, but there can be little doubt about his being the same as C. Lucretius Gallus. Lucretius Gallus was praetor B. C. 171, and received the command of the fleet in the war against Perseus, king of Macedonia.
He was a worthy match for the consul P. Licinius Crassus, and distinguished himself by his cruelties and exactions in Greece.
With the money which he had amassed in the war, he constructed an aqueduct at Antium, and adorned the shrine of Aesculapius with votive pictures. On his return to Rome in B. C. 170, the Athenians and Chalcidians brought bitter complaints against him, in consequence of which he was accused by two tribunes of the plebs before the people, and condemned to pay a heavy fine. (Liv. 42.28
; Plb. 27.6