Publius Decius Mus (consul 340 BC)

Publius Decius Mus, son of Quintus, of the plebeian gens Decia, was a Roman consul in 340 BC. He is noted particularly for sacrificing himself in battle through the ritual of devotio, as recorded by the Augustan historian Livy.

Decius Mus reporting his dream on the battlefield, in a painting by Jacob Matthias Schmutzer (1733-1811)

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