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Ge'ntius *Ge/ntios, (or *Genqios--the latter is, according to Schweighäuser, the reading of all the MSS. of Polybius), son of Pleuratus, a king of the Illyrians. contemporary with Perseus, the last king of Macedonia. He is first mentioned as having incurred the displeasure of the Romans on account of the piracies of his subjects, who infested all the Adriatic, and his answers to their complaints were far from satisfactory. (Liv. 40.42.) This was as early as B. C. 180; eight years afterwards, when it was seen that matters were clearly tending to a rupture between the Romans and Perseus, fresh complaints were made against Gentius by the people of the Greek city of Issa, who accused him of joining with the king of Macedonia in preparing war against Rome. (Liv. 42.26.) Yet it does not appear that any negotiations had actually taken place between them at this time, and it is certain that Gentius did not openly declare in favour of Perseus until long after. Immediately on the breaking out
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Hosti'lia Quarta was married first to Cn. Fulvius Flaccus, by whom she had a son. Q. Fulvius Flaccus [FLACCUS, Q. FULVIUS, No. 9], and secondly, to C. Calpurnius Piso, consul in B. C. 180. She was accused and convicted of poisoning her second husband, in order that her son by the first marriage might succeed him in the consulship. (Liv. 40.37.) [W.B.D]
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of the king which were there. He afterwards got possession of Telmissus, and then conducted the fleet back to Italy. The triumph which he demanded was accorded to him, notwithstanding the opposition of the tribunes. (Liv. 37.47, 50, 60, 38.39, 47). In B. C. 185 he became a candidate for the consulship; but App. Claudius succeeded in getting his brother Publius elected in his stead. This was the second repulse of the kind which he had received. (Liv. 39.32). In the following year he was appointed one of the triumvirs for planting colonies at Potentia and Pisaurum. (Id. 44). In B. C. 183 he was elected consul with M. Claudius Marcellus. Liguria was assigned to the consuls as their province. (Id. 45.) He was created pontifex in B. C. 180. (40.42.) Cicero (De Off. 1.10) has a story of a trick by which either Labeo, or somebody else, having been appointed arbitrator between the towns of Nola and Neapolis, respecting some disputed land, obtained a tract of territory for the Romans. [C.P.M]
gh he may have returned again to Egypt. He was elected aedile B. C. 192, praetor 191 with Sicily as his province, and consul 187, after two unsuccessful attempts to obtain the latter dignity. In his consulship he was engaged, with his colleague C. Flaminius, in the conquest of the Ligurians; and after the reduction of this people, he continued the Via Flaminia from Ariminum by way of Bononia to Placentia, and from thence to Aquileia. (Comp. Strab. v. p.217.) He was elected pontifex maximus B. C. 180, censor 179, with M. Fulvius Nobilior, and consul a second time 175. He was six times chosen by the censors princeps senatus, and he died in B. C. 152, full of years and honours. Judging fron the strict orders which he gave to his sons to bury him in a plain and simple manner (Liv. Epit. 48), we may conclude that he belonged to that party of the Roman nobles who set their faces against the refined but extravagant habits which the Scipios and their friends were introducing into the state. L
er, made general of the league, on the death of Philopoemen, at the end of the same year or the beginning of 182, he invaded Messenia and took full vengeance on the chief authors of Philopoemen's murder. [DEINOCRATES; PHILOPOEMEN.] Soon after Messenia was re-admitted into the league, and Lycortas, at the same time, urged successfully against Diophanes the re-admission of Lacedaemon also. (Pol. 24.12, 25.1; 2, Spic. Rel. 24.2, 3; Plut. Phil. 18-21; Paus. 4.29; Liv. 39.48-50; Just. 32.1.) In B. C. 180, Lycortas, together with his son Polybius, and Aratus (son of the famous general of the same name), was again appointed ambassador to Ptolemy Epiphanes, who had made the most friendly advances to the Achaeans; but the intelligence of the king's death prevented the embassy from being sent. (Pol. 25.7.) In B. C. 179, when Hyperbatus was general of the league, Lycortas spoke strongly against compliance with the requisition of the Romans for the recal of all the Lacedaemonian exiles without ex
Mae'nius 10. T. Maenius, praetor urbanus B. C. 186. he served as tribune of the soldiers in B. C. 180, in the army of the praetor Q. Fulvius, against the Celtiberi. (Liv. 39.6, 8, 18. 40.35.)
Mae'nius 12. C. Maenius, praetor B. C. 180, received Sardinia as his province, and also the commission to examine into all cases of poisoning which had occurred beyond ten miles from the city. After condemning 3000 persons, he still found so many who were guilty, that he wrote to the senate to state that he must abandon either the investigation or the province. (Liv. 40.35, 43.)
Ma'mmula 3. P. Cornelius Mammula, praetor B. C. 180, with the province of Sicily. (Liv. 40.35.)
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Manci'nus Hosti'lius 2. A. Hostilius Mancinus, L. F. A. N., was praetor urbanus B. C. 180, and consul B. C. 170 with A. Atilius Serranus. In his consulship he had the conduct of the war against Perseus, king of Macedonia; but from the fragmentary nature of the accounts that have come down to us, we are unable to form any definite idea of the campaign. So much, however, seems certain, that he conducted the war for the most part on the defensive. He remained in Greece for part of the next year (B. C. 169) as proconsul; and after passing the winter in Thessaly, he endeavoured to penetrate into Macedonia, but was obliged to retire before the superior force of Perseus. [For the details see PERSEUS.] In the same year he surrendered the command to his successor, the consul Q. Marcius Philippus, leaving behind him the reputation of having kept his soldiers in good discipline, and preserved the allies from injury, although he had performed no exploit worthy of mention. (Liv. 40.35, 43.4-11, 1
Minu'cius 5. L. Minucius, legatus of the praetor Q. Fulvius Flaccus in the nearer Spain, B. C. 180. His evidence as to the state of the province when examined by the senate differed from the account given by the praetor. (Liv. 40.35, 36.)
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