Lucius Cornelius Merula (consul 193 BC)

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Lucius Cornelius L. f. Merula was consul of the Roman Republic, along with Quintus Minucius Thermus, in 193 BC. 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.

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References

PD-icon.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Merula (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology . 2. p. 1049.


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
193 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Quinctius T.f. Flamininus, Gnaeus Domitius L.f. Ahenobarbus