Definition of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus
1. Noun. Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC).
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1. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams: Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848 by John Quincy Adams (1876)
"But the hour was gone, and Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus Elmer, Chairman of the Committee of Elections, called up the report of that committee on the ..."
2. Roman History by Livy (1898)
"... and it was determined that a dictator should be appointed to retrieve their shattered fortunes, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was appointed by universal ..."
3. Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions by Edward Everett (1836)
"... the people, although at that period greatly disaffected toward the patricians, demanded that Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, one of that unpopular class, ..."
4. A History of Rome to the Death of Caesar by Walter Wybergh How, Henry Devenish Leigh (1905)
"And the Senate agreed that there was but one man who could deliver the army, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, so he was named dictator. ..."
5. Rome: Its Rise and Fall: A Text-book for High Schools and Colleges by Philip Van Ness Myers (1900)
"48 and 49. 8 As in the case of Coriolanus we have here simply a surname. The 1 name was Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. The legend belongs to ..."
6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"... they named their society the Society of the Cincinnati, after their Roman prototype, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. The emblem chosen was an eagle, ..."