Gnaeus Servilius Caepio (consul 203 BC)

Gnaeus Servilius Caepio (died 174 BC) was a Roman statesman who served as Roman consul in 203 BC.[1]

He was elected Pontiff in 213 BC, replacing C. Pupilius Maso; he became Aedile in 207, celebrating the Ludi Romani three times. In 205 he became Praetor. He was the last Roman general to fight in Italy against Hannibal; after the latter left Italy, Caepio crossed over into Sicily planning to go from there into Africa. The Roman Senate, fearing that Caepio would ignore their commands, created a dictator Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus to recall him. Later on, in 192 BC, he was sent as a legate into Greece to rile up the Roman allies in a potential conflict with Antiochus the Great.[2]


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