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Last of the Romans

Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the murderers of Caesar. (B.C. 85-42.) Caius Cassius Longinus, so called by Brutus. (Died. B.C. 42.)

Stilicho, the Roman general under Theodosius. (The Nineteenth Century, September, 1892.) Aetius, a general who defended the Gauls against the Franks and other barbarians, and defeated Attila in the Champs Catalaumques, near Chálons, in 451. So called by Procopius.

Francois Joseph Terasse Desbillons; so called from the elegance and purity of his Latin. (1751-1789.) Pope calls Congreve Ultimus Romanorum. (1670-1729.) (See Ultimus.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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