Manins Acilius Glabrio, a Roman general, who became consul in 191 B. C. He was of plebeian origin, but rose by regular gradation. He supported Cornelius Scipio; commanded as consul against Antiochus the Great of Syria, and defeated him at Thermopylae; and subsequently carried on the war against the Aetolians with equal success. On his return he had a triumph. But this elevation and success of a plebeian gave offence to the patricians of Rome, who stirred up annoyances and accused him of keeping back the public spoils; but he was not condemned. He was the first to whom a statue of gold was erected in Italy. He wrote the annals of Rome in Greek, a narrative full of fables.