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Dentatus

(Manius Curius Dentatus) (dĕntā`təs; mā`nēəs kyo͝or`ēəs), d. 270 B.C., Roman general. As consul (290) he defeated the Samnites, Sabines, and Lucani; in his third consulship (275) he drove PyrrhusPyrrhus
, c.318–272 B.C., Molossian king of Epirus. He fought at Ipsus in Asia Minor in the service of Demetrius Poliorcetes (later Demetrius I) of Macedon, and by the aid of Ptolemy I he became (297 B.C.) joint king of Epirus with Neoptolemus.
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 from Italy. Many stories are told of his simplicity and incorruptible honor. He refused to be bribed by Samnite ambassadors, saying that it was more glorious to conquer owners of gold than to possess it himself. He began (272) Rome's second aqueduct, Anio Vetus.
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Appendix The Aqueducts of Rome Length Date Discharge Location (km) built Constructed by (cubic m) Appia 16 312 BCE Appius Clausius Caecus 73 000 Anio Vetus 64 273 BCE Manius Curius Dentatus and Lucius 175 920 Marcia 91 144 BCE Quintus Marcus Rex 187 600 Tepula 18 125 BCE G.