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Lucius Cornelius Lentulus was a
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of the
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in 199 BC with Publius Villius Tappulus as his colleague.Alison E. Cooley, ''The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy'' (Cambridge: University Press, 2012), p. 452 He was brother of Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus, the consul of 201 BC. Cornelius Lentulus achieved the
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ship in 211 BC and served in
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. He then succeeded
Scipio Africanus Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (, , ; 236/235–183 BC) was a Roman general and statesman, most notable as one of the main architects of Rome's victory against Carthage Carthage was the capital city of the ancient , on the eastern side ...
as proconsul in Spain, though he was denied a triumph upon his return in 200 BC. He was rewarded by becoming consul in the following year. He died in 173 BC.


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