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Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius (c.519-c.439 B.C.), statesman and Roman patriotic hero. Cincinnatus was named dictator by the Senate in 458 B.C. When Rome was threatened by the Aequians, he left his farm, defeated the enemy, resigned, and returned to his farm all within 16 days of taking office.

See also: Rome, Ancient.

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