Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Camillus, Marcus Furius, Roman patrician, celebrated for his deliverance of Rome from the Gauls, was made dictator in 396 B.C., during the war with Veii, and in 394 B.C. he induced the Falerii to surrender by magnanimously restoring to them their children. In 391 he retired from Rome on account of the envy of his enemies, but was recalled when the Gauls under Brennus (q.v.) had captured the whole of the city save the capitol. He succeeded in repelling the Gauls, and subsequently won further victories against the enemies of the republic. He died in 365 B.C., stricken with the plague. Though his life has doubtless a considerable admixture of legend about it, Camillus is yet one of the worthiest names that adorns the history of ancient Rome.