Flaminio, Guy (Gaius Flaminius)( The Roman statesman)
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Biography Flaminio, Guy (Gaius Flaminius)
(mind. 217 BC)
The first turned to the legislative branch of the national assembly (tributnyh Roman assemblies), thus posing a challenge to the Senate nobility. In 232 BC, as a tribune of the people, Flaminius overcame strong opposition to the Senate and held at a public meeting on the bill under state land, TN. ager Gallicus et Picenus ( 'Gallic and pitsenskie land') in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea, and the distribution of plots among the Roman colonists. Then Flaminius had reached various high poctov, became praetor and the first in the history propretor Sicily (227 BC). As consul (223 BC) he defeated the Gauls in the Po River. Flaminius did not then read to him by decree of the Senate, making it only after the battle, because he guessed that it contained his tip. After the victory Flaminius was awarded a triumph, also against the wishes of the Senate. As censor (220 BC), he immortalized his name by building a great road leading from Rome to the north (via Flaminia). In 218 BC. Flaminius was the only senator who supported the law on which the senators and their sons were forbidden to conduct overseas trade in large volume. The following year Flaminia newly elected consul, which may be a manifestation of popular discontent with the course of the war with Hannibal, which was already entered Italy. Flaminius tried to intercept it in the western Apennines, but Hannibal did manage to pass, but when Flaminius rushed to chase him, then fell into an ambush at Lake Trasimene. The Roman army was almost completely destroyed, Flaminius fell heroically in the battlefield.