Lucius Caecilius Metellus Dalmaticus

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Lucius Caecilius Metellus Dalmaticus (b. c. 160 BC) was a son of Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus. He was a Consul in 119 BC, a Censor in 115 BC and then Pontifex Maximus.[1] He had eliminated from the Senate 32 of its members and fought Saturninus, thus contributing to the return to Rome, in 99 BC, of his brother Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus. As Consul he defeated the Dalmatians, having for that deserved his cognomen and the Honours of the Triumph.


He was the father of:

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  1. ^ Christian Laes; Chris Goodey; M. Lynn Rose (30 May 2013). Disabilities in Roman Antiquity: Disparate Bodies A Capite ad Calcem. BRILL. pp. 176–. ISBN 90-04-25125-1.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Papirius Carbo and Publius Manilius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Aurelius Cotta
119 BC
Succeeded by
Marcus Porcius Cato and Quintus Marcius Rex