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  Fabius Maximus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Descended from a very ancient patrician family, was a grandson to Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges and a great-grandson to Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, both were fanous Consulars.
Fabius was well-aware of the military superiority of the Carthaginians, and when Hannibal invaded Italy he refused to meet him in a pitched battle.
Fabius Maximus was also the name of a close friend of Augustus Caesar cited by Tacitus, who in 13 AD may have been murdered after a supposed visit with the emperor to the island of Planasia to see Postumus Agrippa.
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 Fabius Maximus Rullianus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus (or Rullus), son of Marcus, of the patrician Fabii of ancient Rome, was five times consul and a hero of the Samnite Wars.
Fabius became consul for the first time in 322, although little is said of his time in office.
Rullianus' son was Fabius Gurges, and his great-grandson the Fabius Maximus, Cunctator, of the Second Punic War.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Fabius by Plutarch
Fabius, before the night was over, quickly found out the trick; for some of the beasts fell into his hands; but for fear of an ambush in the dark, he kept his men all night to their arms in the camp.
Fabius Maximus, however, did not live to see the prosperous end of this war, and the final overthrow of Hannibal, nor to rejoice in the re-established happiness and security of the commonwealth; for about the time that Hannibal left Italy, he fell sick and died.
Fabius did not need this, but the people, as a mark of their affection, defrayed the expenses of his funeral by a private contribution from each citizen of the smallest piece of coin; thus owning him their common father, and making his end no less honourable than his life.
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 Fabius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 Fabius Maximus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It was Fabius who formally declared war on the city after the capture of Sagonte (additional info and facts about Sagonte) by Hannibal (A town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain).
Fabius was well-aware of the military superiority of the Carthaginians, and when Hannibal invaded Italy (A republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD) he refused to meet him in a pitched battle.
Fabius' own military success was small, aside from the reconquest of Tarentum (additional info and facts about Tarentum) in 209 BC.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Maximus
Maximus, Magnus Clemens (?-388), Roman emperor (383-388), born in Spain.
Maximus, Saint (580?-662), called the Confessor, the leading adversary of Monothelitism, an orthodox philosophy that asserts the dual nature of...
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 Fabius Maximus Finch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fabius was the son of John Finch and his third wife, Mehitable Chapman, who came to Hamilton County, IN, a year after Solomon, Isaac (possibly Israel), and Aaron Finch, who had settled at Half Mile Prairie, three miles south of Noblesville, IN.
Fabius settled in Fayette County, Indiana in 1813; in Hamilton County in 1819, and in Marion County in 1828.
Finch was an attorney and represented the counties of Marion, Johnson, and Hendricks as Judge of the District.
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 Fabius Cunctator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fabius takes Tarentum and punished the inhabitants for their defection by condemning them to slavery.
But as soon as he came into employments, his virtues exerted and showed themselves; his reputed want of energy then was recognized by people in general as a freedom of passion; his slowness in words and actions, the effect of a true prudence; his want of rapidity and his sluggishness, as constancy and firmness.
He was five times consul, and in his first consulship had the honour of a triumph for the victory he gained over the Ligurians, whom he defeated in a set battle, and drove them to take shelter in the Alps, from whence they never after made any inroad or depredation upon their neighbours.
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 Encyclopedia: Fabius Maximus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It was the second of three major wars fought between the former Phoenician colony of Carthage, and the Roman Republic, then still confined to the Italian Peninsula.
The Battle of Lake Trasimene (June 24, 217 BC, April on the Julian calendar) was a Roman defeat in the Second Punic War between the Carthaginians under Hannibal and the Romans under the consul Gaius Flaminius.
Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar.
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 Dalkeith. Stories From Roman History. Chapter 5: Of Fabius Maximus.
The patrician general, Fabius Maximus, was the man chosen by the frightened citizens to be Dictator of Rome and leader of the army, when they heard that Hannibal had made himself master of Etruria as well as of Cisalpine Gaul.
Fabius was sad when he thought of this and of the two brave armies that had already been slaughtered by Hannibal, and he prayed earnestly to the gods to grant him their favour and give him victory over the enemy.
Fabius was bitterly reproached for letting the enemy escape, and the people firmly believed that they had made a mistake in appointing him Dictator.
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 Fabius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His descendant, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus or Rullus,.
At the end of this year Quintus Fabius, on the Senate's authority, fortified and garrisoned Puteoli, a town which had grown populous during the war as a centre of exchange.
Then the leading century voted again, with the result that the successful candidates were Quintus Fabius Maximus (for the fourth time) and Marcus Marcellus (for the third).
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 Appian's History of Rome: The War against Hannibal
Fabius continued to watch Hannibal as before and prevented him from ravaging the country, not coming to an engagement with his whole army but merely cutting off stragglers, well knowing that Hannibal would soon be short of supplies.
Fabius sent forward 4,000 men to occupy it, keeping the remainder of his force at the other extremity where he encamped on a strong hill.
Fabius, indeed, suspected that it was some stratagem of Hannibal's, but not being sure he kept his army in its position on account of the darkness.
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 The Middle Republic: Fabius Maximus
Fabius Maximus was a Roman hero of the Second Punic War, in which the Carthaginian general Hannibal threatened the very existence of Rome.
Fabius, like some other prominent Romans, had two cognomina: Maximus ('most eminent'), which he inherited from an ancestor and Verrucosus, which he was given because of a physical characteristic).
Late in the war Fabius attacked Bruttium, which had taken advantage of Hannibal's presence to revolt from Rome, and Tarentum, which was held by Hannibal.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 141 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The latter was in its turn supplanted by that of Maximus, which was first acquired by Q. Fabius, son of No. 7 [see belowJ, and was handed down by him to his descendants.
fabius ambustus, Poutifex Maximus in the year that Rome was taken by the Gauls, b.
22.) He was alive in 325, when his son, Q. Fabius Maximus Rullianus, was master of the horse to Papirius, and fled to Rome to implore protection from the vengeance of the dictator.
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 The Virtue of Mens: Roman Cult and Greek Thought
The action was taken at the instruction of Q. Fabius Maximus, who was dictator and augur and would become pontifex in 216.
In the view of Fabius and supporters, the disasters of Trebbia, Trasimene and Cannae have been the result of the foolish conduct of the war by People and their popular champions, C. Flaminius, M. Minucius Rufus and C. Terentius Varro.
Fabius Pictor was a close associate of Cunctator and intimately involved in the religious policy of 216 BC, bringing the wisdom of Delphi to guide Roman policy.
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 The Punic Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the crisis, the Senate chose Fabius Maximus to be dictator.
Fabius Maximus undertook an entirely different strategy toward the invader.
Fabius Maximus' tactics were hardly designed to rouse the admiration of the common people, or to stir the hearts of ambitious politicians.
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 Archive | May 21, 2001 | Fabian Conservatism
But until Fabius came along, they could not stop Hannibal from marching up and down Italy, unraveling everything that the Romans and their Latin allies had created.
Fabius decided to shadow Hannibal, always pushing here and their, always harassing his supply trains, always re-conquering what Hannibal had just conquered, and never risking a major defeat.
Fabius wore down Hannibal and demoralized his troops and allies.
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 FABIUS - Online Information article about FABIUS
At the end of the legal time of six months Fabius resigned the dictatorship and the war was carried on by the consuls.
Fabius was a strenuous opponent of the new aggressive policy, and did all he could to prevent the invasion of See also:
He was distinguished for calmness and prudence, while by no means lacking in courage when it was required.
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 Fabius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One of these occurs in Lesson 7, at the end of the fourth paragraph; the sentence begins "Fabius Pictor, a near kinsman to Maximus, was sent to consult the oracle of Delphi" and the rest of the sentence may be omitted.
However, Fabius is convinced that Hannibal's army is better-armed, and against everyone else's advice, he attempts to delay and frustrate the enemy rather than fighting directly.
Fabius decides to make use of this situation and ends up as the hero of the day, although his final acts in the battle are somewhat questionable..
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 The Reliability of Rumor in Livy, Books 21-25
Fabius specifically exhorts Aemilius to endure the slander found in rumors (Resistes autem adversus famam rumoresque hominum 22.39.18), those reports that should be of uncertain origin and uncertain truthfulness.
As soon as Fabius took command of the troops and unveiled his strategy of cunctatio, Minucius complained of his timidity to a few men, then to a crowd (22.12.1-12).
Livy depicts Fabius as a victim, stoic in the face of ignorant assaults on his character (22.15.1; 22.25.12).
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 4. Sculpture
So this Fabius became known to posterity as Fabius Pictor, "Fabius the Painter." But the Fabii were very much the exception to the rule when it came to participating in artistic creation.
He says that Fabius Maximus took some 30,000 captives along with thousands and thousands of pounds of gold and silver.
Fabius did not carry such things off from Tarentum, or even disturb them when he conquered the city...
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 Fabius - TheBestLinks.com - France, Fabius Maximus, Hannibal, Second Punic War, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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Fabius Maximus Rullianus, five times a consul, was a hero of the Samnite Wars; but even he was eclipsed by the Fabius Maximus who fought against Hannibal in the Second Punic War.
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 Roman Chronology: 343-265 B.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fabius Maximus Rullianus defeats Samnites & Hernici near Allifae.
Fabius refuses to recognize election of himself and another patrician.
Fabius Maximus Gurges & D. Iunius Brutus Scaeva.
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 Plutarch 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After him, Fabius Maximus, whose life we have now in hande, was the fourth lineally descended of the same line, and he was surnamed Verrucosus, bicause of a certen birth marke he had upon one of his lippes, like a litle warte.
And for this, Fabius Maximus was thought the only man mete to be chosen, as he, whose noble corage and grave behaviour was aunswerable, to the dignitie and soveraintie of the office: and moreover, that to his gravity and wisedome there was joyned (by reasonable age) strength of bodie, and valliantnes with experience.
Fabius at his first coming, bicause he would shewe the majestie and dignitie of his office, and that every man should be the more obedient and readie at his commaundement: when he went abroade, he had foure and twentie sergeants before him, carying the bundells of roddes and axes.
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 From praeceptor amoris to praeceptor Amoris:
In addition, the erotic echoes are an appropriate subject in a poem addressed to a Fabius whose family had special ties to the goddess Venus.
The most surprising trait of this poem, however, seems to be the addressee: Q. Fabius Maximus, the quintessential Roman nobleman who became Augustus' right hand man in his later years.
In short, addressing a poem in which themes from love-elegy are omnipresent to a Fabius is highly appropriate.
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 John Dickinson and American Constitutionalism
I have no doubt but that an extensive republication of those numbers would be of utility in removing the impressions which have been made upon the Minds of many by an unfair or partial representation of the proposed constitution, and would afford desirable information upon the subject to those who sought for it.
Indeed, the Fabius Letters are a model of moderation and prudence, with their frequent appeals to history to justify the new Constitution and to warn against the danger to the nation should it fail to be ratified.
Fabius, therefore, denies that the composition of the Senate was a mere compromise among the delegates to the Convention.
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 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Fabius Maximus Cunctator ("The Delayer")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Respected scion of a noble Roman family, Fabius was elected to the extraordinary office of dictator in 217 b.c.
Yet Fabius deserved both his nickname and Rome's thanks: his delaying tactics saved Rome from losing a war and preserved the manpower resources necessary to win it.
George Washington was later nicknamed "the American Fabius." The deeply conservative "Delayer" might have been surprised to find his name borrowed by progressive British socialists, who founded the Fabian Society in 1884.
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