Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos (c. 135 BC – 55 BC) was a son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus. He was a Consul in 98 BC, having fought at the Iberian Peninsula against the Celtiberians and the Vaccaei, suffering before these a memorable defeat.
- Cognomen which in its proper sense means grandson or nephew, but is also used as meaning incapable or dissipater. It was in this depreciative sense that might have been cognominated Quintus Caecilius Metellus due to his known prodigality. (Cfr. F. Noel, in Dictionnaire Historique ...)
- Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello and João Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998