Marcus Valerius Laevinus

Marcus Valerius Laevinus (c. 260 BC  200 BC) was a Roman consul and commander who rose to prominence during the Second Punic War and corresponding First Macedonian War. A member of the gens Valeria, an old patrician family believed to have migrated to Rome under the Sabine king T. Tatius,[1] Laevinus played an integral role in the containment of the Macedonian threat.