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Lucretia

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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Lucretia, the wife of Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, was raped by his cousin Sextus, son of Rome's last king, Lucius

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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110 words
1 (Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Cont. Wife of Collatinus, a Roman general. She is the only Roman wife to remain faithful to her husband, living at home with her old nurse, ... More
Lucretia

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Andrew Drummond

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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162 words
(RE 38), wife of L. *Tarquinius Collatinus, was raped by Sextus, the son of *Tarquinius Superbus; her subsequent suicide because of her dishonour was the catalyst for the expulsion of the ... More
Lucrece

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

the wife of Lucius Tarquinus Collatinus. After her brutal rape by Tarquin she chose to commit suicide rather than to

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

The rape of Lucretia was the crime that toppled the semi-legendary Etruscan kings of Rome. In 510 bc Sextus Tarquinius,

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

in Roman legend, a woman who was raped by a son of Tarquinius Superbus and took her own life; this led to the expulsion of the Tarquins from Rome by a rebellion under Brutus....

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