Manius Aquillius (consul 129 BC)

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Manius Aquillius, member of the ancient Roman gens Aquillia, was consul in 129 BC. He put an end to the war which had been carried on against Aristonicus, the son of Eumenes II, king of Pergamon, and which had been almost terminated by his predecessor, Marcus Perperna. On his return to Rome, he was accused by Publius Lentulus of maladministration in his province, Asia, but was acquitted by bribing the judges.[1] He obtained a triumph on account of his successes in Asia, but not until 126 BC.[2]


  1. ^ Florus, Histoire Romaine, iii. 1; Justin, Epitome, xxxvi. 4; Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, ii. 4; Cicero, On the Nature of Gods, ii. 5 Archived 2005-05-27 at the Wayback Machine.; ibid., Divinatio against Q. Caecilius, 21; Appian, The Civil Wars, i. 22
  2. ^ Fasti Triumphales


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Aquilius (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 253.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Cornelius Lentulus and Marcus Perperna
(Suffect: Appius Claudius Pulcher)
consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Sempronius Tuditanus
129 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Annius Rufus and Gnaeus Octavius