Cincinnatus The Statesman-Farmer Analysis

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Cincinnatus the Statesman- Farmer is a statue that is in Cincinnati, Ohio. This statue was made in honor of Cincinnatus defeating the Aequians and rescuing the trapped Roman army. In the statue, Cincinnatus is holding the handle of a plow and a fasces. Before he lead Rome, he was a farmer, which is what the plow handle represents. According to legends, he was out plowing the field, the day that some senators came to bring him to Rome. Once in the city, he had been named the dictator of Rome. The fasces represent his power as a dictator in Rome, the word dictator had a different, positive meaning. Usually as a dictator, you would tell people what to do during a difficult situation, requiring someone who can make precise decisions.
The artist of this statue is Eleftherios Karkadoulias and the sculpture is Mercene Karkadoulias. I think that their place in society is to be creators and sculpt statues, because since they create a statue of someone who isn’t particularly popular, they must create many statues. Usually, it seems, when someone is a good sculpture, they create a …show more content…

The statue of Cincinnatus is also for former President George Washington, since he too, was a farmer who lead troops through the Revolutionary War. People found many seminaries between the two men. This statue has evidence that people wanted others to know how successful Cincinnatus really was, because since this was a Roman leader and doesn’t really have a huge effect on Americans, people still wanted his statue in America. This shows that even though he didn’t directly effect Americans, people still wanted to recognize him as a “hero” in the Ancient Western Civilizations. He sacrificed his own personal time and needs to put them toward his country, and help them win the wars with neighboring enemies. This is what people look for in a leader; devotion and sacrificing their time for the

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