Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: GAIUS FABRICIUS LUSCINUS

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Illustration by Harold Robert Millar (1869–1942) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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GAIUS FABRICIUS LUSCINUS

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Refused to take bribes

No money for funeral

Romans paid for it

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NOTE: Gaius Fabricius Luscinus was incorruptible, refusing to take bribes, and he died without money to pay for his funeral or to provide dowries for his daughters. Fortunately, the Romans greatly respected him. The Romans paid for his burial, and the Romans paid for the dowries of his daughters. Fabricius valued virtue. He could have become rich by taking bribes when he served as Consul and as Censor, but he chose to stay poor.

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