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Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius, an old Roman republican model of patriotic virtue and simple patriarchal manners. He was consul in 460 B.C. and at a crisis caused by the defeat of a consular army by the Aequi, was summoned from his plough to become Dictator. Having defeated the Aequi and saved the Roman army, he returned to his plough and little farm. Once more he was summoned at the age of 80 to take the helm of state as Dictator on the occasion of the conspiracy of Sp. Maelius.