Curio, ônis, Of Varro, is taken for the place where priests consulted concerning muine ceremonies. Also it was the surname of a familie in Rome, whereof were many excelient oratours.Curius.The surname of diuerse noble Romaines: one was called Marcus Curius, a man of marneylous honestie, constancie and grauitie. He, after many great victories, (being captaine) against the Samnites, Sabynes, and the noble king Pyrthus, deuided among the people the fieldes, appointing to euerie man xl. acres, and receiued by their consents, as much to himselfe. And when they woulde haue giuen to him more, he refused it saying: He was an yl CitizÊ, that thought it not ynough for him, that was ynough for other. When the Ambassadours of the Sanmits brought him a great summe of golde, he sitting by the fire, boyling of rapes, saide vnto them: I had rather eate in mine earthen dishe, and to haue dominion ouer them that haue so muche golde, than to bee riche my selfe. When he was accused of withholding of money, hee brought foorth a treene barrell, whiche he occupyed when he did sacrisice, and toke a solemne othe, that of all the pray that was gotten of them, whom he vanquished, he kept no more but that barrel to his owne vse.