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FMR Cincinnatus

Famous Men of Rome

Who were the mountain people who began plundering rich Roman farms? Aequians
What did the Roman Senate do upon hearing of their farms being plundered? Send messengers to the Aequian king to talk
How did the Aequian king handle the message from the Romans? Sent the messengers away rudely
What did the Romans do after their messengers were treated rudely? The Romans declared war
How did the battle begin for the Romans? The Aequians trapped them in a valley
When the Romans were being beaten in battle with the Aequians, who did they name as dictator to lead them? Lucius Quinctius/Cincinnatus
Why did Romans call Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus? The name means "curly-haired," and he had long, curly hair
What does it mean to "pass under the yoke?" Losers of the battle had to go under a yoke (2 spears standing up with a spear lying across the top horizontally)
What word in our language comes from passing under the yoke? Subjugate
How long did a dictator serve? 6 months
Created by: tmrbwilson1998