Publius Valerius Laevinus

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Publius Valerius Laevinus was commander of the Roman forces at the Battle of Heraclea in 280 BC, in which he was defeated by Pyrrhus of Epirus. In his Life of Pyrrhus, Plutarch wrote that Gaius Fabricius Luscinus said of this battle that it was not the Epirots who had beaten the Romans, but only Pyrrhus who had beaten Laevinus.

Laevinus was consul, along with Tiberius Coruncanius, in 280 BC.

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Preceded by
Lucius Aemilius Barbula and Quintus Marcius Philippus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Tiberius Coruncanius
280 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Sulpicius Saverrio and Publius Decius Mus