MACEDONIAN Caecilius Metellus (Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus)( The Roman statesman and speaker)
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Caecilius Metellus of Macedon, Quintus; Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus, Quintus, mind. 115 g. BC. e., Roman statesman and speaker. Nickname Macedonian received in 148, when the crushed uprising in Macedonia, which became then a Roman province. In 146 victoriously fought the Achaean League. He was consul in 143 g. In Rome, built a magnificent portico (Porticus Caecilia), as well as the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina. Cicero called C. M. one of the prominent speakers, but his words were lost. We know that in 133 g. He made a speech against Tiberius Gracchus, and in 131 g. as a censor speech on the increasing number of children (De prole audenda), calling for marriages. This speech gave in August in the Senate during the debate on marriage laws. Because it survived 2 fragments.