(Titus Quintius Flaminius)230–175 BC
|TRIUMPH OF FLAMININUS|
Flamininus served in the Second Punic War under Marcellus, but he established his reputation primarily in his dealings with Philip V. of
Macedon during the First and Second Macedonian Wars. His great victory at Cynoscephalae broke the power of Macedonia
in Greece, and allowed Rome to declare all of the Greek states free. Flamininus was a negotiator and diplomat as well as
a soldier and he used his influence to attempt to negotiate peaceful solutions between warring states whenever possible.
He was a great lover and respecter of Greek culture, and intended that Greek states should live in harmony with Rome,
but of course, later events dispelled this hope. After helping to secure a Roman victory at Thermopylae, he went to
Bithynia to try to persuade the king to give up Rome's great enemy Hannibal. Hannibal, however, committed suicide rather
than become a prisoner of Rome.
Key events during the life of Flamininus:
||Served in Second Punic War.
||Defeated Philip V. of Macedonia at Cynoscephalae.
||At the Isthmian Games in Corinth, declared the independence of the Greek Cities.
||Used influence to secure Roman's victory at Thermopylae.
||Tried to induce Bithynian king to deliver up Hannibal before the latter committed suicide.
|Cato (the censor)
||Roman censor, urged destruction of Carthage before third Punic War.
||Led Rome against Macedonia at the Battle of Pydna and was victorious.