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Lusci'nus, Fabri'cius 1. C. Fabricius Luscinus, C. F. C. N., one of the most popular heroes in the Roman annals, who, like Cincinnatus and Curius, is the representative of the poverty and honesty of the good old times. He is first mentioned in B. C. 285 or 284, when he was sent as ambassador to the Tarentines and other allied states, to dissuade them from making war against Rome, but he was apprehended by them, while they sent embassies to the Etruscans, Umbrians, and Gauls, for the purpose of forming a general coalition against Rome. (Dio Cass. Frag. 144, ed. Reimar.) He must, however, have been released soon afterwards, for he was consul in B. C. 282 with Q. Aemillus Papus. In his consulship he had to carry on war in Southern Italy against the Samnites, Lucanians, and Bruttii. He marched first to the relief of the town of Thurii, to which the Lucanians and Bruttii had laid siege, under the command of Statilius; but on leading out his army against the enemy, his soldiers lost courag