12. L. Cornelius
Lentulus, L. F. L. N., brother of the last (Vaill. Cornelii,
No. 28), praetor in Sardinia B. C. 211 (Liv. 25.41
), succeeded Scipio as proconsul in Spain, where he remained for eleven years, and on his return was not allowed more than an ovation, because he only held proconsular rank. (Liv. 28.38
.) During his absence in Spain he was carule aedile with his brother Cneius [No. 11], though he had been already praetor. (Liv. 29.11
This might be to further his designs upon the consulship, which he obtained the year after his return, B. C. 199; and the year after that he was proconsul in Gaul. (Liv. 31.49
He is perhaps the Lentulus that was decemvir sacrorum in B. C. 213, and died in 173. (Id.