CAEC0891 Q. Caecilius (81) L. f. L. n. Metellus


  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Brut. 14.57-16.62 (founder of family's nobilitas), VM. 7.1.1, Hieron. Chron. Ol.144.4

Life Dates

  • 245?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R11 (by 237?), Develin no. 71 (by 245).


son of
L. Caecilius (72) L. f. C. n. Metellus (cos. 251) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Plin. n.h. VII 139f.

brother of
? M. Caecilius (76) Metellus (pr. 206) (DPRR Team)
? L. Caecilius (73) Metellus (tr. pl. 213) (DPRR Team)
father of
? L. Caecilius (83) Q. f. L. n. Metellus Calvus (cos. 142) (Badian 1990)
? Q. Caecilius (94) Q. f. L. n. Metellus Macedonicus (cos. 143) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Plin. n.h. VII 142

grandfather of
? Q. Caecilius (94) Q. f. L. n. Metellus Macedonicus (cos. 143) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Plin. n.h. VII 142


  • Pontifex 216 to after 179 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 23.21.7. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Q. Caecilius Metellus succeeded P. Scantinius. Metellus died after 179 (Liv. 40.45.8-46.10). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Plebis 209 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 27.21.9. On Servilius, see also Liv. 27.21.10; 30.19.6-9; on Caecilius, see note 2. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Curulis 208 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 27.36.8, cf. 33.7. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Magister Equitum 207 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See above, Dictator. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 207 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The envoys who brought to Rome news of the victory at the Metaurus (Liv. 27.51.3-6; cf. 28.9.19-20). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 206 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 28.9.18-10.2; Cic. Brut. 57; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 120, 450f.; Dio fr. 57.59; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; cf. Eutrop. 3.19. Both Consuls were assigned to face Hannibal in Bruttium and Lucania (Liv. 28.10.8, and 11.8-12.9; Dio fr. 56.59-60; Eutrop. 3.19, with the name Valerius; Zon. 9.11). On Veturius, see Lübker, no. 9. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 205 Bruttium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued to hold command in Bruttium (Liv. 28.45.9-11, and 46.3). Dismissed his army when appointed Dictator (Liv. 29.10.2-3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Dictator 205 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Appointed to hold the elections for 204 (Liv. 29.10.2-3, and 11.9-11; 30.23.3; 35.8.4; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 120, 450f.). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 204 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Was sent by the Senate with nine others besides a Praetor, two Tribunes, and an Aedile of the Plebs, to investigate the charges against Scipio and Pleminius (Liv. 29.20-22; Diod. 27.4; see 205, Legates, on Pleminius; and above, Consuls, Praetors, Tribunes of the Plebs, Aediles of the Plebs). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Agris Assignandis 201 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elected through the Pr. Urbanus to assign land in Samnium and Apulia to veterans who had served under Scipio in Africa (Liv. 31.4.1-3, and 49.5). On Villius, see Lübker, no. 1, on Quinctius, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Agris Assignandis 200 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 31.49.5. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 185 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy reports this embassy under the year 185, but the appointment could have been made late in the consular year 186. I accept Niese's dating (3.22, note 1). They could leave Rome in the spring, visit Tempe and Thessalonica, and be at Argos for the Nemean games in August (Polyb. 22.10.1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent to deal with disputes between Philip of Macedon and his neighbors in Greece and with complaints arising from his occupation of Aenus and Maronea (Polyb. 22.6; 23.2.7; Liv. 39.23.5-29.3, cf. 33.1; Pausan. 7.8.6). They also discussed the Achaean treatment of Sparta with the Achaean magistrates, who refused Metellus' request that they call an assembly (Polyb. 22.10; 23.4.7; Diod. 29.17; Pausan. 7.8.6, and 9.1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 206. Leg., amb. 185. In MRR 1.373, on this embassy, refer also to Diod. 29.16. In the Index, 2.539, correct Cos. 205 to Cos. 206. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 184 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • They reported to the Senate at the beginning of 184 (Polyb. 22.11.1, and 12.5-10; Liv. 39.33.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • A Committee Of Former Legates To The Peloponnese, Appointed By The Senate To Hear The Arguments Of Four Groups Of Lacedaemonian Envoys 183 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Polyb. 23.4.1-15; cf. Liv. 39.48.2-4 (Broughton MRR I)