Why the Statue of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus carries a Fasces?
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, the legendary Roman who defeated the Aequians and rescued the trapped Roan Army. With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power and fraternity to the Dictator of Rome. In the other, a plow, which represents his life as citizen and farmer. Cincinnati was named in 1790, after Cincinnatus by Governor Arthur St. Clair, member of the Society of Cincinnati, an order of Revolutionary War Officers whose first President was George Washington, who himself in his day was likened to Cincinnatus.