I'm trying to remember the name and battle that a Roman General. I might be unintentionally mixing parts of it up with other historic parts. The story goes the Roman Empire need someone to lead their armies for a battle; they drafted this "farmer" from their own territories. This "farmer" lead the armies to victory and was sent back home within two weeks.

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    Are you sure this is historical and not fiction?
    – user31561
    Commented Sep 3, 2018 at 17:46
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    Yes, that sounds like the story of Cincinnatus.
    – MAGolding
    Commented Sep 3, 2018 at 17:58

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Probably we're talking about Cincinnatus.

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    Link only answer? The story is what? I mean Lucius was a patrician, so no "ordinary farmer". Please expand on this to explain how he might fit the description. Commented Sep 3, 2018 at 18:52
  • While you are probably right, note that various things do not match up (probably due to misremembering) this should be mentioned.
    – user31561
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 11:53

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