cunctator

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Related to Fabius Maximus: cunctator, Cato the Elder, Scipio Aemilianus
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Synonyms for cunctator

someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

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The Roman populace reviled Fabius Maximus for betrayal, cowardice, and acting as the "lackey" of the enemy.
119] It is possible that Bembo had the emblem made in tribute to Doge Gritti, his patron, a devotee of classical literature, and Venice's own Fabius Maximus.
122] The latter admired Colonna, the Fabius Maximus of Bicocca, and he regarded Alviano's impetuousity as a fatal flaw.
Whenever the governing councils debated committing the army to battle, Gritti would employ the sort of arguments which impelled his fellow patricians to refer to him as a Fabius Maximus.
Ironically, the road is named after the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus nicknamed Cunctator (The Delayer) because of his habit of avoiding pitched battles.