1. 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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How To Use Cincinnatus In A Sentence

  • The disembodying of the militia at the close of the war (1763) had restored the Major (a new Cincinnatus) to a life of agriculture. Memoirs of My Life and Writings
  • The Society was named after the Roman farmer-general Cincinnatus, who like Washington centuries later left his fields to lead his republic into battle. The Atlantis Prophecy
  • Operae, pretium audire, &c. It is worthy of your attention, Livy cries, [4552] you that scorn all but riches, and give no esteem to virtue, except they be wealthy withal, Q. Cincinnatus had but four acres, and by the consent of the senate was chosen dictator of Rome. Anatomy of Melancholy
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