stern and severe consul; beheaded his own son
"greatest of his countrymen in works of peace"
"queen of roads"; 120 miles from Rome to Capua
ambassador; his stained toga caused war
Greek king; led Tarentines in war with Rome
a victory not worth the cost
skilled orator; personal friend of Pyrrhus
"The first duty of a soldier is obedience."
quote from Manlius Torquatus
"Better to lose all that we have than to disgrace ourselves by submitting!"
quote from Appius Claudius
"The stain on this toga shall be washed out in your blood."
quote from Lucius Posthumius
"A few more such victories and I must return to Epirus alone."
quote from Pyrrhus
"The tongue of Cineas wins more cities than the sword of Pyrrhus."