Flamininus Kvintsy Titus (Titus Quinctius Flamininus)( The Roman statesman)
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Biography Flamininus Kvintsy Titus (Titus Quinctius Flamininus)
(ca. 227-174 BC)
How long has defined a policy of Rome to Greece. Flamininus came from a patrician family, . during the 2 nd Punic War, fought against the Carthaginians, . invaded Italy, led by Hannibal (the military tribune under Marcus Claudius Marcellus in 208 BC, . propretor in Tarentum in southern Italy in 205-204 BC),
. Flamininus was not and 30 years old when he was elected consul (198 BC). Appointed to command the Roman troops in the 2 nd Macedonian war, Flamininus defeated Philip V at Kinoskefal, in the mountainous terrain in south-east of Thessaly, and forced the king to withdraw troops from Greece (197 BC). At the Isthmian Games at Corinth in 196 BC. Flamininus midst of tumultuous expressions of enthusiasm proclaimed 'liberation of Greece' - the Greek cities were given the right to live their own laws, they were exempted from the quartering of troops and taxes. For that many Greek cities declared Flamininus their savior and honored him along with the gods. Settled the case in Greece and taking the Italians, who were captured and sold into slavery in Greece during the 2 nd Punic War, Flamininus returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph (194 BC). Soon in Greece again became restless (193-192 BC), there appeared Antiochus III, king of Syria, who tried to persuade the Greek cities to the falling away. Flamininus sent to Greece as a peacemaker at the Roman commander, but it still comes to war, and Antiochus was defeated at Thermopylae (191 BC). Flamininus was censor (189 BC) and participated in the embassy to the king of Bithynia Prussia, which their demands for the extradition of Hannibal forced the old general to commit suicide (183 BC).