Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 67 BC)

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This article is about the consul of 67 BC. For other persons with this name, see Manius Acilius Glabrio (disambiguation).

Manius Acilius Glabrio, Roman statesman and general, grandson of the famous jurist P. Mucius Scaevola.

When praetor urbanus (70 BC) he presided at the trial of Verres. According to Dio Cassius,[1] in conjunction with Gaius Calpurnius Piso, his colleague in the consulship (67), he brought forward a severe law (Lex Acilia Calpurnia) against illegal canvassing at elections.

In the same year he was appointed to succeed Lucius Licinius Lucullus in the government of Cilicia and the command of the war against Mithradates. He wrecked Roman control of the region because he released Lucullus's soldiers from his command, but he himself was unable to control the soldiery and was in turn replaced by Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus according to the provisions of the lex Manilia. Little else is known of him except that he declared in favor of capital punishment for the Catilinarian conspirators.

See also[edit]

Acilia (gens)


  1. ^ xxxvi. 38

Dio Cassius xxxvi. 14, 16. 24; Cicero, Pro lege Manilia, 2. 9; Appian, Mithrid. 90.


Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Caecilius Metellus and Quintus Marcius Rex
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Calpurnius Piso
67 BC
Succeeded by
Manius Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Volcatius Tullus