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Our History: Called to duty not to power
More than two millennia ago, when what is today Cincinnati was nothing more than a bend a river unknown to Western civilization, empires flourished elsewhere. In Rome, a retired consul of the Empire named Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus had returned to farming. As an army of barbarians threatened, the Roman Senate gave Cincinnatus the powers of dictator so he could protect the nation, relieve weary troops, and eradicate the enemy. He did so – in 16 days’ time, so legend has it. Thereupon he relinquished his powers and returned to his farm. To this day, he is held up as a model leader and citizen. And he is our Association’s namesake. Read More.
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