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

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That policy, so at odds with the forcefulness and pugnacity depicted in Titian's painting, earned Gritti the appellation of "Fabius Maximus" among his fellow patricians, after the Roman general who was known as "the Delayer" (Cunctator) for his controversial tactic of avoiding battle and relying on defense in opposing Hannibal." The policy also ran counter to Venetian conduct in the first phase of the Italian Wars (1494-1530).
Whereas Fabius Maximus pursued his tactics in the name of Rome alone, with no obligations to inconvenient treaties, Venice, with the largest and most experi enced army in Italy, made up a vital part of the Cognac coalition.
To reprove Scipio, Machiavelli refers to the censure of Fabius Maximus - but it is necessary to understand who Fabius Maximus is before his judgment is credited.
Fabius Maximus, which describes his trial and sentencing of certain men of Dyme whom he had judged responsible for a recent disturbance in that city.
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.
The tortoise was traditionally the organisation's symbol, representing its goal of gradual expansion of socialism and their name comes from Roman general Fabius Maximus whose 'Fabian strategy' favoured military tactics of attrition over head-on battle.
Fabius Maximus and Scipio Africanus over ten chapters, of which only one, chapter 7, treats the battle.
Yet Fabian Way is now to benefit from a pounds 40m improvement that it is hoped will end the unfortunate association with nickname of the great Roman general it was named after, Fabius Maximus, or as he was also known - The Delayer.
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?
Ironically, the road is named after the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus nicknamed Cunctator (The Delayer) because of his habit of avoiding pitched battles.