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George Washington Cunctator
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D***@teikyopost.edu
2018-03-01 19:08:07 UTC
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I have seen images of George Washington depicted as Cincinnatus.

http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn03/houdon.cfm

http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/cincinnatus/

But yesterday I first read a comparison of Washington with
Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator. On page 182 of "SPQR"

https://www.amazon.com/SPQR-History-Ancient-Mary-Beard/dp/1631492225/

Mary Beard wrote:

"George Washington, the 'American Fabius', as he was sometimes
called, opted for similar tactics at the start of the American
War of Independence, harassing rather than directly engaging
the enemy [...]"

Today I found the mid 20th-century token at

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1382669
David Amicus
2018-03-02 02:34:09 UTC
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I have seen images of George Washington depicted as Cincinnatus.
http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn03/houdon.cfm
http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/cincinnatus/
But yesterday I first read a comparison of Washington with
Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator. On page 182 of "SPQR"
https://www.amazon.com/SPQR-History-Ancient-Mary-Beard/dp/1631492225/
"George Washington, the 'American Fabius', as he was sometimes
called, opted for similar tactics at the start of the American
War of Independence, harassing rather than directly engaging
the enemy [...]"
Today I found the mid 20th-century token at
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1382669
Thank-you for sharing about our Pater Patriae

My favorite statue of him is by Canova

http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/407/
D***@teikyopost.edu
2018-03-02 02:57:50 UTC
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I have seen images of George Washington depicted as Cincinnatus.
http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn03/houdon.cfm
http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/cincinnatus/
But yesterday I first read a comparison of Washington with
Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator. On page 182 of "SPQR"
https://www.amazon.com/SPQR-History-Ancient-Mary-Beard/dp/1631492225/
"George Washington, the 'American Fabius', as he was sometimes
called, opted for similar tactics at the start of the American
War of Independence, harassing rather than directly engaging
the enemy [...]"
Today I found the mid 20th-century token at
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1382669
Thank-you for sharing about our Pater Patriae
My favorite statue of him is by Canova
http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/407/
Thanks for indicating this fascinating statue.

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