Fabricius

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Fabricius (Caius Fabricius Luscinus) (fəbrĬsh´əs fäbrēä´nō), d. 250 BC, Roman general and statesman, distinguished for simplicity of habit and probity in public life. He persuaded the Tarentines to abstain from war with Rome and, as consul (282 BC), defeated the Boii and the Etruscans. While negotiating with Pyrrhus for the ransom of prisoners captured at Heraclea (281) he rejected a bribe. When consul again (278), he negotiated terms of peace with Pyrrhus and subsequently defeated the Samnites, Lucani, and Bruttii.