Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus And Civic Duty

“It is worth while for those who disdain all human things for money, and who suppose that there is no room either for great honor or virtue, except where wealth is found, to listen to his story.” – Livy on Cincinnatus

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was born in 519 BC, in what was at the time known as the Roman Kingdom. Cincinnatus was a family man who lived on a small farm located outside of Rome with his wife. He was a conservative, who in contemporary terminology, would be labeled as politically incorrect. In other words, he was a  proponent of upholding tradition and freedom.

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