Lucius Anicius Gallus

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Lucius Anicius Gallus was a Roman politician in the first half of the 2nd century BC. Chr.

He came to the consulate as homo novus in 160 BC. The gens Anicia came from Praeneste and remained one of the leading urban Roman families until the 6th century AD.

As praetor peregrinus he fought in 168 BC. During the 3rd Macedonian War in Illyria against King Genthios , the ally of the Macedonian King Perseus . Within just 30 days he managed to lock it up in Scodra and end the war. With prorogiertem imperium he pacified the following year Epirus and ordered with a five-committee of the Senate , the conditions in Illyria.

His triumph suffered a little from the fact that at the same time the Macedonia winner L. Aemilius Paullus triumphed over Perseus. His consulate year was later remembered for a particularly good wine.

Anicius belonged to 154 BC. To a ten-man commission, which was supposed to settle the dispute between the kings Prusias II of Bithynia and Attalus II of Pergamon . Nothing is known about his further life. It was not until a century later that namesake were found in the sources again.


  • Titus Livius , Roman History, Book 44.30-32 (Fights against Genthios) and Book 45.26 (Triumph).
  • Polybios , Historien, book 33,12-13 (dispute between Prusias and Attalus).