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3. L. Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus, P. F. M. N., consul B. C. 458, carried on the war against the Aequians, but through fear shut himself up in his camp on the Algidus, and allowed the enemy to surround him. He was delivered from his danger by the dictator L. Quinctius Cincinnatus, who compelled him, however, to resign his consulship. In the Fasti Capitolini we have one of the inversions which are so common in Roman history: in the Fasti, Augurinus is represented as consul suffectus in place of one whose name is lost, instead of being himself succeeded by another. (Liv. 3.25-29; Dionys. A. R. 10.22; Dio Cass. Frag. 34.27, p. 140, ed. Reimar; V. Max. 2.7.7, 5.2.2; Flor. 1.11; Zonar. 7.17; Niebuhr, Rom. Hist. ii. n. 604.)

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