Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Lucius Licinius Lucullus was a new man (novus homo) who became Consul in 151 BC. He was imprisoned by the Tribunes for attempting to enforce a troop levy too harshly. Upon reaching Hispania, he was disappointed to find that the Celtiberians had made peace, and attacked the Vaccaei and Cauci, without any warrant from the Senate. He besieged the city of Cauca, and when the inhabitants surrendered, he demanded they do so under several conditions. One of these conditions was that a Roman garrison be installed in the city, which promptly killed all the adult males and plundered the city.
He was also involved in the Lusitanian War.
It is also said that he was known for his sumptuous banquets.
- Appian Roman History 6.51
- Appian Roman History 6.52
- Appian Roman History 6.54
- Arthur Keaveney, Lucullus: A Life 1992, pg3
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