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Humble Cincinnatus, Roman Statesman

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Humble Cincinnatus, Roman Statesman

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Humble Cincinnatus, Roman Statesman

Humble Cincinnatus, Roman Statesman

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A statue of Cincinnatus stands in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom Dikeman hide caption

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A simple farmer turned general, then dictator of Rome, Cincinnatus was revered for his humility. As legend has it, he gave up all that power to return home. Classics scholar Elaine Fantham discusses the Roman hero with Scott Simon.