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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.
Similarly the author does not discuss the differences between the three redactions of the Cortegiano, nor why Castiglione superimposes certain contemporary characters on classical ones: for example, duke Guidubaldo on Fabius Maximus.
2) Further, the letter of Fabius Maximus has long been held to exemplify the close supervision that most scholars, regardless of their position on the vexed question of Greece's formal status after 146, assume was exercised over Greece by Roman commanders in Macedonia from the time of the Achaean War.
If that indeed is the meaning of the phrase in the Argive inscription, the only Fabius Maximus available for service in Greece at that time would be Servilianus, the consul of 142, serving as proconsul after his praetorship ca.
Ironically, the road is named after the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus nicknamed Cunctator (The Delayer) because of his habit of avoiding pitched battles.
Fabius Maximus (the Delayer) and others, especially after the defeat and death of his younger brother Hasdrubal en route to him with reinforcements at the Metaurus (Metauro) (May?