Cincinnatus

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Also the boskets were decorated with statues by Christian Willhelm Beyer and Johann Baptist Hagenauer.

Cincinnatus

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was an aristocrat who was regarded as a model of Roman simplicity and civic virtue. Reduced to poverty through having stood surety for his son, he had retired to a small farm in the country. When Rome was in dire straits on account of war and natural disasters, the senate decided to elect a dictator, their choice falling on Cincinnatus. When messengers from the senate arrived to inform him of their decision, he was ploughing his fields. Cincinnatus is thus depicted as he leans against his plough and fastens the straps of his sandal to take up his duties as dictator of Rome.

Along the easternmost avenue are the statues executed by Hagenauer: to one side of the open space in front of the Obelisk Fountain an anonymous Roman Matron, and at the junction of the Linden Avenue the figural group portraying Hesperia and Arethusa, two of the Hesperides.

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Cincinnatus. Skulptur von Wilhelm Beyer, 1779. Sterzinger Marmor

Alexander and Olympias
Roman Matron