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Fabius (Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator)

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Born: 5XX AD
Died: 203 AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Governor General, Monarch

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5th cent. B.C. - The family was most distinguished.

 

467, 465, 459 BC - Quintus Fabius Vibulanus was a consul for three times and a member of decemvirate. Got was exiled with the other decemvirs

 

325 B.C. - He attacked the Samnites and was successful, but his disobedience of orders brought his condemnation by Lucius Papirius Cursor, who was dictator at the time. Rullianus was renowned as a general, especially for his victory over the Etruscans, the Samnites, and their allies at Sentinum

 

302 B.C. - Another branch of the family was represented by Caius Fabius Pictor. He painted the temple of Salus at Rome, the first recorded Roman painting

 

291 B.C - Descendant, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus became a 5 time consul (322, 310, 308, 297, 295)

 

225 B.C. - His grandson was Quintus Fabius Picto became the first Roman annalist.  

 

216 - The Romans got tired of Fabius' policy, and he was supplanted.

          - Quintus Fabius Picto history covered Rome from Aeneas to the Second Punic War. His work is lost.

 

203 B.C - His descendant, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, the opponent of Hannibal, was called Cunctator because of his tactics, from which the term Fabian, referring to a waiting policy, is derived. He was consul five times (233, 228, 215, 214, 209) and dictator (217).

 

180 BC - Quintus Fabius Labeo became the commander of the fleet in an eastern campaign. He seems to have used his power largely for his own aggrandizement.

 



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