Aemilius Paullus

Paullus, Aemilius (Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus)ēmĭlˈēəs, c.229–160 B.C., Roman general. He was curule aedile (193 B.C.), praetor (191), and consul (182). In his consulship he conquered the Inguani, a Ligurian people. The Macedonian war between Rome and King Perseus had dragged on since 171; Paullus accepted (168) a second consulship to fight in Macedonia. Capturing the king near Pydna, he set up the country as a Roman dominion; he also sacked Epirus. His name is sometimes spelled Paulus. Plutarch wrote his life.

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