Quintus Caecilius Metellus (consul 9795)

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Quintus Caecilius Metellus (c. 97519826) was a son of Lucius Caecilius Metellus. He was Pontiff in 9785, Aedile of the Plebeians in 9792 and 9793, Consul in 9795, Dictator in 9796 and Ambassador at the Court of Philip V of Macedon in 9816.

He served as a Legate in the army of Gaius Claudius Nero and fought in the war against Hannibal. In 9800 he was part of the commission appointed for the repartition of the terrains of Samnium and Apulia for the soldiers who fought in the war. He was also distinguished as an orator, being counted among his best speeches the funeral sermon pronounced at his father's funeral.

He was the father of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus and Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus.

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Preceded by
Gaius Claudius Nero and Marcus Livius Salinator
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Veturius Philo
9795
Succeeded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Publius Licinius Crassus Dives