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Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome$

Arthur Eckstein and Nishanta Rajakaruna

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520246188

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520246188.001.0001

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(p.317) Appendix to chapter 6 Roman Commanding Generals Killed in Battle with Foreign Enemies, 340s–140s B.C.

(p.317) Appendix to chapter 6 Roman Commanding Generals Killed in Battle with Foreign Enemies, 340s–140s B.C.

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Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome
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The list is presented in chronological order. The ancient evidence for each case is in Broughton 1951 (hence the italicized page numbers below). The list is restricted to consuls, praetors, and promagistrates—overall commanders of armies. Many other members of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, serving as officers, were of course killed in these battles.

  1. 1. P. Decius Mus, consul 340 (against Latins) 135

  2. 2. Q. Aulius Cerretaneus, magister equitum, 315 (against Samnites) 156

  3. 3. Ti. Minucius Augurinus, consul 305 (against Samnites) 166

  4. 4. P. Decius Mus, consul 295 (against Samnites, Etruscans, and Gauls) 177

  5. 5. L. Caecilius Metellus Denter, praetor 283 (against Gauls) 188

  6. 6. P. Decius Mus, consul 279 (against Pyrrhus of Epirus) 192

  7. 7. Q. Fabius Maximus Gurges, consul 265 (against Etruscans) 201

  8. 8. C. Atilius Regulus, consul 225 (against Gauls) 230

  9. 9. C. Flaminius, consul 217 (against Hannibal and Gauls) 242

  10. 10. C. Centenius, propraetor 217 (against Hannibal) 245

  11. 11. L. Aemilius Paullus, consul 216 (against Hannibal) 247

(p.318) Also at Cannae, commanding wings of the Roman army, died C. Servilius Geminus, consul 217 and proconsul 216; and M. Atilius Regulus, consul 217 and proconsul 216 250

  1. 12. L. Postumius Albinus, consul 215 (against Gauls) 253

  2. 13. Ti. Sempronius Gracchus, proconsul 212 (against Lucanians) 269

  3. 14. P. Cornelius Scipio, proconsul 211 (against Celtiberians) 274

  4. 15. Cn. Cornelius Scipio, proconsul 211 (against Celtiberians) 274

  5. 16. Cn. Fulvius Centumalus, proconsul 210 (against Hannibal) 280

  6. 17. L. Baebius Dives, praetor 189 (against Ligurians) 361

  7. 18. C. Atinius, propraetor 186 (against Lusitanians) 371

  8. 19. Q. Petilius Spurinus, consul 176 (against Ligurians) 400

  9. 20. P. Iuventius Thalna, propraetor 148 (against Macedonians) 461

  10. 21. C. Vetilius, praetor 147 (against Lusitanians) 464