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Mettius Fufetius was a Sabine general under the command of the third Roman king Tullus Hostilius. During a fierce Roman battle against the neighboring tribes, Mettius was intimidated by the opposing army. He took his soldiers and marched them behind a gigantic hill to hide from the army. The Romans later won the battle, even though a sizeable portion of their army was absent. When Tullus found out, he had Mettius hanged, drawn, and quartered.