Cincinnatus

Cincinnatus was an interesting figure in Ancient Rome.

He was a statesman who was appointed the dictator of Rome twice during the time of the Roman republic.

However he did not misuse his public office and dutifully returned to his civilian life after each of his terms in office.

Because of his exemplary display of civic virtue, he was highly regarded as a model citizen.

The city of Cincinnati in the United States is named after him. The founding fathers of the US also regarded him highly. George Washington returned to his farm on Mount Vernon after serving his two presidential terms. This had drawn parallels to Cincinnatus’s conduct.

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