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Papirius Cursor, Lucius


A Roman general who in the Second Samnite War frequently defeated the enemy. He was five times consul (B.C. 333, 320, 319, 315, 313), and twice dictator (B.C. 325, 309). He was a very severe disciplinarian, so that in spite of his victories he was not liked by his troops (Livy, viii. and ix.).


The son of the preceding, who was twice consul, and in his second consulate (B.C. 272) brought the Third Samnite War to a successful end (Livy, x. 31-47).

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