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Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus (b. c. 170 BC) was a son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus. He was a Consul in 123 BC and a Censor in 120 BC, dominated Sardinia and conquered the Balearic Islands - for what he earned his cognomen and the honours of Triumph - establishing at Palma de Mallorca a colony of 3,000 Romans and Iberians.

He was the father of:

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Further reading

  • Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello and João Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998
Preceded by
Gaius Cassius Longinus and Gaius Sextius Calvinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Titus Quinctius Flamininus
123 BC
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Gaius Fannius


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