Paullus, Aemilius

Paullus, Aemilius

(Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus) (ēmĭl`ēəs), c.229–160 B.C., Roman general. He was curule aedile (193 B.C.), praetor (191), and consul (182). In his consulship he conquered the Inguani, a Ligurian people. The Macedonian war between Rome and King PerseusPerseus,
c.212–166 B.C., last king of Macedon (179–168 B.C.), son and successor of Philip V. He intrigued against his younger brother, Demetrius, eventually bringing about the latter's execution by Philip V.
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 had dragged on since 171; Paullus accepted (168) a second consulship to fight in Macedon. Capturing the king near Pydna, he set up the country as a Roman dominion; he also sacked Epirus. His name is sometimes spelled Paulus. Plutarch wrote his life.
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