Saturday, November 9, 2013
Statue of a Roman Politician
We started the week with a statue, so let's finish it with another one. This statue of the Roman politician and general Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator is located in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. He was Roman Consul five times, Dictator twice and finally became a Roman Censor. His agnomen Cunctator means "delayer" in Latin, and refers to his tactics in deploying the troops during the Second Punic War. His cognomen Verrucosus means "warty", a reference to a wart above his upper lip.