Cincinnatus, Lucius Quintius. A famous Roman general who, on being made dictator in 458 B.C. to carry on the war against the Aequi and Volsci, was found engaged in ploughing his own farm. Cincinnatus gained a decisive victory, laid down the office, and returned to his simple life. In the year 439 B.C., Cincinnatus was again appointed dictator. Died about 430 B.C.