Definitions for scævola, caius mucius
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scævola, caius mucius
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Scævola, Caius Mucius
a patriotic Roman who, when sentenced to be burnt alive by Lars Porsena the Etrurian, then invading Rome, for attempting to murder him, unflinchingly held his right hand in a burning brazier till it was consumed, as a mark of his contempt for the sentence. Porsena, moved by his courage, both pardoned him, and on hearing that 300 as defiant had sworn his death, made peace with Rome and departed. The name Scævola (i. e. left-handed) was given him from the loss of his right hand on the occasion.
Find a translation for the scævola, caius mucius definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these scævola, caius mucius definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"scævola, caius mucius." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 23 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/scævola, caius mucius>.