Latin History Moment 4!
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Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus
Cincinnatus was born in 6th c. BCE, and died in 5th c. BCE. He became a consul and then a dictator. After serving for consul, he became a farmer again, back to his normal life.
CLAIM TO FAME
In 460 BCE, messengers notified Cincinnatus that he had been named dictator in order to defend Rome against two Italian tribes, Aegui and Volscians (spellings can vary). He took up command and led the arms to return in 16 days after a victory. However, he refused the honors that came with the military victory. Legend says he did this a second time, but there is no foundation for this claim.
FUN FACTS & MORE
- His name inspired Cincinnati, Ohio.
- George Washington was also called an American Cincinnatus