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"With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. His other hand holds the plow, as he resumes the life of a citizen and farmer." — A statue of Cincinnatus in Cincinnati, Ohio.
"With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. His other hand holds the plow, as he resumes the life of a citizen and farmer." — A statue of Cincinnatus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC) was an ancient Roman political figure, serving as consul in 460 BC and Roman dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC. Download high resolution version (457x640, 63 KB)Statue of Cincinnatus, Cincinnati, OH, 2004, by Rick Dikeman With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. ... Download high resolution version (457x640, 63 KB)Statue of Cincinnatus, Cincinnati, OH, 2004, by Rick Dikeman With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. ... Roman fasces. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Cincinnatus - uses of this name. ... Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC Events and Trends Establishment of the Roman Republic March 12, 515 BC - Construction is completed on the... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... This article is about the Roman rank. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC - 450s BC - 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC Years: 465 BC 464 BC 463 BC 462 BC 461 BC - 460 BC - 459 BC 458 BC... Ordinary Magistrates Extraordinary Magistrates Titles and Honors Emperor Politics and Law Dictator was a political office of the Roman Republic. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC - 450s BC - 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC Years: 463 BC 462 BC 461 BC 460 BC 459 BC - 458 BC - 457 BC 456 BC... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC - 430s BC - 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC Years: 444 BC 443 BC 442 BC 441 BC 440 BC - 439 BC - 438 BC 437 BC...


The name given to Lucius Quinctius was Cincinnatus for his curly hair. [1]


Cincinnatus was regarded by the Romans as one of the heroes of early Rome and as a model of Roman virtue and simplicity. As a persistent proponent of the plebeians, he resisted the proposal of Terentilius to draw up a code of written laws applicable equally to patricians and plebeians. He lived in humble circumstances, working on his own small farm. Due to being a semi-legendary figure, his life has become so distorted that extracting actual events is nearly impossible. In Ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of Roman citizens, distinct from the privileged class of the patricians. ... Gaius Terentilius Harsa, better known simply as Terentilius, was a plebeian tribune in Rome around 462 BC. Terentilius agitated for a formal code of laws in the early days of the Roman Republic. ... This article is about the social and political class in ancient Rome. ... In Ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of Roman citizens, distinct from the privileged class of the patricians. ...


Dictatorship

Cincinnatus chosen Dictator.
Cincinnatus chosen Dictator.

Cincinnatus's first term as dictator began when the Aequi tribe from the east and the Volscians from the southeast began to menace Rome. The Roman Senate pleaded with Cincinnatus to assume the mantle of dictator to save the city. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixel Image in higher resolution (1562 × 986 pixel, file size: 363 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission Author died more than 70 years ago - public domain File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixel Image in higher resolution (1562 × 986 pixel, file size: 363 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission Author died more than 70 years ago - public domain File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file... The Aequi were an ancient people of Italy, whose name occurs constantly in Livys first decade as hostile to Rome in the first three centuries of the citys existence. ... The Volsci were an ancient Italic people, well known in the history of the first century of the Roman Republic. ... The Roman Senate (Latin: Senatus) was the main governing council of both the Roman Republic, which started in 509 BC, and the Roman Empire. ...


According to Roman analysts, Cincinnatus had settled into a life of farming and knew that his departure might mean starvation for his family if the crops went unsown in his absence. He assented to the request anyway and within sixteen days had defeated the Aequi and the Volscians. His immediate resignation of his absolute authority with the end of the crisis has often been cited as an example of good leadership, service to the public good, civic virtue, and modesty. He came out of retirement again during his second term as dictator (439 BC) to put down a revolt by the plebeians. After the war Cincinnatus left the job and picked back up where he left off, working at a farm. Sowing is the process of planting seeds. ... Combatants Roman Republic Aequi Commanders Quinctius Cincinnatus, Minucius Esquilinus Gracchus Clelius The Battle of Mons Algidus was fought in 458 BC (or 457 BC) between the Roman Republic and Aequi near Mons Algidus, Latium. ... The Volsci were an ancient Italian people, well known in the history of the first century of the Roman Republic. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC - 430s BC - 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC Years: 444 BC 443 BC 442 BC 441 BC 440 BC - 439 BC - 438 BC 437 BC... In Ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of Roman citizens, distinct from the privileged class of the patricians. ...

Mural honoring Cincinnatus on the Brotherhood Building in Cincinnati

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2790, 1854 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Cincinnatus ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2790, 1854 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Cincinnatus ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...

Legacy

Cincinnatus is a town located in Cortland County, New York. ... Seal of the Society of the Cincinnati The General Society of the Cincinnati is a historic association in the United States and France with limited and strict membership requirements. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

References

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  • Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, iii. 26-29
    "…it was determined that a dictator should be appointed to retrieve their shattered fortunes, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was appointed by universal consent.
    It is worthwhile for those persons who despise all things human in comparison with riches, and who suppose that there is no room either for exalted honour, or for virtue, except where riches abound in great profusion, to listen to the following…"
    Project Gutenberg version of Ab Urbe Condita
  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus Roman Antiquities, x. 23-25
  • Florus, Epitome de T. Livio Beliorism omnium annorum DCC Libri duo, i. 11
  • Schwegler, Römische Geschichte, bk. xxviii. 12
  • Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Credibility of early Roman History, ch. xii. 40
  • W. Ihne, History of Rome, i.
  • E. Pais, Storia di Roma, i. ch. 4 (1898)
  • Dante, Paradiso, canto 15, line 127

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Cincinnatus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (505 words)
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC) was a Roman consul in 460 BC and dictator twice, in 458 BC and 439 BC.
Cincinnatus' first term as dictator began when the Aequi tribe from the east and the Volscians from the southeast began to menace Rome.
According to analysts, Cincinnatus had settled into a life of farming and knew that his departure might mean starvation for his family if the crops went unsown in his absence.
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