Menenius Lanatus, Agrippa
MENENIUS LANATUS, AGRIPPA, Roman patrician and statesman, consul 503 B.C. On the occasion of the first secession of the people to the Sacred Mount, Agrippa, who was known to be a man of moderate views, was one of the commissioners empowered by the senate to treat with the seceders. On this occasion he recited the well-known fable of the belly and the members.
Livy ii. 16, 32, 33; Dion. Halic. v. 44-47; vi. 49-88, 96; Val. Max. iv. 4, 2.
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