Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus

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Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus (c. 200 BC or before 178 BC – after 136 BC) was a Roman statesman. He was a son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus and brother of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus. First Calvus used to be a Praetor, later a Consul and Governor of Hispania in 142 BC, where he fought, without success, against Viriathus, then he became a Proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul in 141 BC, and in 140 BC—139 BC he was a Legate. In 140 BC—139 BC Calvus participated in an Embassy to some Eastern states.[1]


Calvus' children were:

He might also have been with more certainties the father of another Caecilius Metellus, the father of Quintus Caecilius Metellus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Iustin. XXXVIII 8, 8

Further reading[edit]

  • Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello and João Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998
Political offices
Preceded by
Appius Claudius Pulcher and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Quintus Fabius Maximus Servilianus
142 BC
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Servilius Caepio and Quintus Pompeius