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Camillus (Marcus Furius Camillus) (kəmĬl´əs), d. 365? BC, Roman hero. He was a patrician who, the Roman historians say, was elected dictator five times (396, 390, 386, 368, 367 BC) and on each occasion won a signal victory. He captured Veii, saved Rome from the Gauls, defeated the Aequi and Volscians, took Praeneste (the modern Palestrina), and defeated the Gauls at Alba Longa. Modern historians do not accept in full the traditional account of Camillus' victories.

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Camillus, Marcus Furius

Camillus, Marcus Furius (d. c.365 bc), Roman statesman and general, who according to Livy was regarded as the second founder of Rome after its occupation by Brennus and his Gauls c.390 bc.

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