Quintus Caecilius Metellus (consul 206 BC)

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Quintus Caecilius Metellus (c. 250 BC – 175 BC) was a son of Lucius Caecilius Metellus. He was Pontiff in 216 BC, Aedile of the Plebeians in 209 BC and 208 BC, Consul in 206 BC, Dictator in 205 BC and Ambassador at the Court of Philip V of Macedon in 185 BC.

He served as a Legate in the army of Gaius Claudius Nero and fought in the war against Hannibal. In 201 BC he was part of the commission appointed for the repartition of the terrains of Samnium and Apulia for the soldiers who fought in the war. He was also distinguished as an orator, being counted among his best speeches the funeral sermon pronounced at his father's funeral.

He was the father of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus and Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus.

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  • Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello and João Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998
Preceded by
Gaius Claudius Nero and Marcus Livius Salinator
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Veturius Philo
206 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Publius Licinius Crassus Dives