Flamininus

Flamininus

Flamininus, Titus Quinctius, c.230-175 B.C., Roman general and statesman. He served in the Second Punic War against Hannibal and the Carthaginians and became consul in 198 B.C. Flamininus defeated (197) Philip V of Macedon at Cynoscephalae and, at the Isthmian games (196) in Corinth, declared the independence of the Greek cities. In 192 he returned to Greece as the civil representative of Rome, but failed to reconcile Antiochus III with Rome. He then used his influence and skill to help secure the Roman victory at Thermoplyae (191). In 183, Flamininus sought to induce Prusias, king of Bithynia, to deliver up Hannibal, but the latter committed suicide rather than be surrendered to the Romans.
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