The details of Quintus Mucius Scaevola’s (KWIHN-tuhs MYEW-shee-uhs SEE-vuh-luh) life and career remain mostly hidden. He advanced slowly but surely up the political ladder in Rome. He governed the Roman province of Asia while praetor circa 120 b.c.e. He was later tried for extortion but acquitted. He also held the consulship in 117 b.c.e.