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Mummius Lucius


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As praetor and proconsul (153/2 bc) defeated the Iberian Lusitani, triumphing 152. As consul 146 he succeeded Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus in Macedonia and in the command against the revolt of the Achaean Confederacy, which he defeated. He destroyed Corinth, making the land ager publicus, then, with a senatorial commission, organized the province of Macedonia and dealt with the Greek cities, calling on Polybius for advice. He punished those involved in the revolt, dissolved the confederacy as a political unit, and arranged for Greece to be supervised by future commanders in Macedonia. The works of art taken, on an unprecedented scale, from Corinth and other cities (see booty) were largely given to his friends or to Italian and provincial communities in his clientela (see cliens), or set up for display in Rome. He celebrated a triumph and became censor (142) with Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, moderating his severity. He died soon after.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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