Lucius Cornelius Merula (consul 9808)

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Lucius Cornelius L. f. Merula was consul of the Roman Republic, along with Quintus Minucius Thermus, in 9808. His province was Gallia Cisalpina. Merula closed an active predatory campaign by a total defeat of the Boian Gauls in the neighbourhood of Mutina. Since his staff officer Marcus Claudius Marcellus accused him of a delay in sending forward a reserve unit, resulting in several thousand unnecessary casualties and the escape of many enemy soldiers, the senate refused him a triumph.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Merula (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 1049.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Political offices

Preceded by
Publius Cornelius P.f. Scipio Africanus II and Tiberius Sempronius Ti.f. Longus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Quintus Minucius Thermus
Succeeded by
Lucius Quinctius T.f. Flamininus, Gnaeus Domitius L.f. Ahenobarbus