Illustration by Harold Robert Millar (1869–1942) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
GAIUS FABRICIUS LUSCINUS
Refused to take bribes
No money for funeral
Romans paid for it
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.