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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8736
AUTHOR:Pliny the Elder (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
QUOTATION:Cincinnatus was ploughing his four jugera of land upon the Vaticanian Hill,—the same that are still known as the Quintian Meadows,—when the messenger brought him the dictatorship, finding him, the tradition says, stripped to the work.
ATTRIBUTION:Natural History. Book xviii. Sect. 20.
 

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