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.

(born circa 227 BC—died 174) Roman general and consul (198 BC). As consul he tried to formulate a peace treaty with Philip V of Macedonia, but negotiations broke down and fighting broke out. He defeated Philip at Cynoscephalae (197) and granted freedom to the Greeks (196), for which he was hailed as a saviour. He kept Roman troops in Greece until 194. After the defeat of Antiochus III and Aetolia at Thermopylae (191), he helped reestablish peace in Greece.

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(born circa 227 BC—died 174) Roman general and consul (198 BC). As consul he tried to formulate a peace treaty with Philip V of Macedonia, but negotiations broke down and fighting broke out. He defeated Philip at Cynoscephalae (197) and granted freedom to the Greeks (196), for which he was hailed as a saviour. He kept Roman troops in Greece until 194. After the defeat of Antiochus III and Aetolia at Thermopylae (191), he helped reestablish peace in Greece.

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