Inscription praising the consul Lucius Aemilius Paullus, who defeated the Ligurians in 181 BCE and King Perseus of Macedon in 168 BCE.
CIL XI 1829 = CIL I, p. 194 = ILLRP 81 = ILS 57.
Rome, Museum of Roman Civilization
(Museo della civiltà romana)
L(ucius) Aemilius / L(uci) f(ilius) Paullus / co(n)s(ul) II cens(or) interrex pr(aetor) aed(ilis) / cur(ulis) q(uaestor) tr(ibunus) mil(itum) tertio aug(ur) / Liguribus domitis priore / consulatu triumphavit / iterum co(n)s(ul) ut cum rege / [Per]se bellum gereret ap/[sens f]actus est copias regis / [decem dieb]us quibus Mac[e]/[doniam attigit] dele[vit] / [regem cum liberis] cep[it] / [
Lucius Aemilius Paullus, the son of Lucius, consul twice, censor, interrex, praetor, curule aedile, quaestor, miliraty tribune three times, augur, in his first consulship having tamed the Ligurians celebrateâ a triumph; in his absence was elected consul for the second time in order to wage war against the king Perseus; destroyed the forces of the king within ten days of arriving to Macedon, captured the king and (his) children.