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The story of Cincinnatus was embroidered by the annalists, who exalted him into
a type of a home-spun hero (Livy iii. 26. 9). But behind these embellishments we
may detect a kernel of genuine folk-memory. 10 The story of Coriolanus, which ...
Livy's account of the First Samnite War is plainly impossible in its details, some of
which are manifest duplicates of happenings in the second war. But this is hardly
sufficient reason for denying the first war altogether. In its incidence the first war ...
Livy (ix. 44) terminates the operations of the Second Samnite War with a
disastrous Samnite defeat and the capture of Bovianum. The conditions of the
peace seem to belie such a Samnite debacle, which was probably an invention
of patriotic ...
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