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Traditionally the last king of Rome (534–510bc). According to the oldest sources (Quintus Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus, although on the traditional ...

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius

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Tim J. Cornell

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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... Superbus, Lucius , traditionally the last king of Rome ( 534–510 bc ). According to the oldest sources ( Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus , although on the traditional chronology that is impossible (Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7). It follows either that Superbus was in fact the grandson of Priscus (thus Piso fr. 15 P. = Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7), or, more probably, that the traditional chronology of the regal period is unsound. Tarquin is said to have pursued an aggressive foreign policy; he captured several Latin towns and reorganized...

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Tim J. Cornell

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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... Superbus, Lucius , traditionally the last king of Rome ( 534–510 bc ). According to the oldest sources ( Quintus Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus , although on the traditional chronology that is impossible (Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7). It follows either that Superbus was in fact the grandson of Priscus (thus Piso fr. 15 P. = Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7), or, more probably, that the traditional chronology of the regal period is unsound. Tarquin is said to have pursued an aggressive foreign policy; he captured several Latin towns and...

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius   Reference library

Tim J. Cornell

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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469 words

... Superbus, Lucius , traditionally the last king of Rome ( 534–510 bc ). According to the oldest sources ( Q. Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus , although on the traditional chronology that is impossible (Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7). It follows either that Superbus was in fact the grandson of Priscus (thus Piso fr. 15 P. = Dion. Hal. 4. 6–7), or, more probably, that the traditional chronology of the regal period is unsound. Tarquin is said to have pursued an aggressive foreign policy; he captured several Latin towns and...

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius  

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Traditionally the last king of Rome (534–510bc). According to the oldest sources (Quintus Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus, although on the traditional chronology that ...
3 The Ancient Book

3 The Ancient Book   Reference library

Craig Kallendorf

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...from the textual tradition that derives from Alexandrian scholarship, suggesting that Zenodotus and his successors did their job well. ( See also 4 , 18 .) 6 Rome 6.1 The physical book Books were present early on in Rome: it is said that in the 6 th century bc Lucius Tarquinius Superbus eventually purchased the magical records in the *Sibylline Books , which were written on linen ( libri lintei ), as were the consular records of the 5 th century bc that are also mentioned by Livy. Other writing materials were used in early Rome as well. The Latin...

Tarquinius Collatinus, Lucius

Tarquinius Collatinus, Lucius  

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Great-nephew of Tarquinius Priscus, husband of Lucretia, and one of the founders of the Roman republic. After his wife's suicide he and L. Iunius Brutus conspired to overthrow Tarquinius Superbus ...
Iunius Brutus, Lucius

Iunius Brutus, Lucius  

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(RE 46a in Suppl. 5. 356ff.)was reputedly responsible for the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus after the suicide of Lucretia and was one of the first two consuls in 509 ...
Servius Tullius

Servius Tullius  

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(RE 18)the sixth king of Rome (conventionally 578–535 bc), murdered by Tarquinius Superbus at the instigation of his daughter Tullia (1). Claudius identified him with the Etruscan adventurer Mastarna ...
Mamilius Octavius

Mamilius Octavius  

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(RE 4),of Tusculum was reputedly son-in-law of Tarquinius Superbus and died heroically leading the Latins at Lake Regillus in support of his restoration to the Roman kingship. Inter-communal marriage ...
Tullia

Tullia  

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Younger daughter of Servius Tullius, supposedly impelled her brother-in-law Tarquinius Superbus to murder her husband and sister, marry her, and seize power by killing her father. The narrative ...
Valerius Poplicola, Publius

Valerius Poplicola, Publius  

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(RE 302)reputedly consul in 509, 508, 507, 504 bc. His alleged role in the overthrow of Tarquinius Superbus and suffect consulship in 509 are certainly secondary fictions. Misinterpretation of ...
Lucius Junius Brutus

Lucius Junius Brutus  

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(d. 509 bce)Roman consul. Lucius Junius Brutus is credited with being the founder of the Roman Republic, the man who “liberated” Rome from monarchy. His story is most fully ...
Pometia

Pometia  

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(near mod. Cisterna?), also known as Suessa, gave its name to the Pomptine Marshes. Volsci and Romans often disputed its possession in primitive Latium. About 495 bc Rome obliterated it. ...
Cloāca Maxima

Cloāca Maxima  

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Originally a stream draining NE Rome from the Argiletum to the Tiber through the forum Romānum and Velabrum. The main sewer is largely due to Agrippa's overhaul in 33 bc with later repairs and ...
Lars Porsen(n)a

Lars Porsen(n)a  

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(6th century bc),a legendary Etruscan chieftain, king of the town of Clusium. Summoned by Tarquinius Superbus after the latter's overthrow and exile from Rome, Porsena subsequently laid siege to the ...
Lucius Tarquinius Priscus

Lucius Tarquinius Priscus  

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The fifth king of Rome (traditionally 616–579bc), was believed to be the son of Demaratus of Corinth, who fled to Tarquinii (mod. Tarquinia) to escape the tyranny of Cypselus. Tarquin himself ...
Decemvirates, First and Second

Decemvirates, First and Second  

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According to the developed Roman tradition, after prolonged plebeian agitation for the compilation of a law code, all regular magistracies (including the plebeian tribunate) were suspended for 451 bc ...
Aricia

Aricia  

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At the foot of the Alban hills (see Albanus mons), 25 km. (16 mi.) south-east of Rome, on the edge of a fertile volcanic depression (vallis Aricina); the impressive viaduct ...
Aristodemus Malacus

Aristodemus Malacus  

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(‘the Effeminate’), tyrant of Cumae, 504–c. 490 bc. An account of the career of this colourful tyrant in Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus (7. 3–11) derives, probably via Timaeus (2) from ...
Ardea

Ardea  

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A city of the Rutuli, a Latin people. Although 4.5 km. (3 mi.) from the sea, it served as a port for Latium. First settled in the bronze age, its ...

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