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- n. according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)
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Page 93 etrurians was endeavoring to re-establish tarquinius superbus on the throne he attacked rome and had the good fortune to take the janiculum at the first assault At this crisis, horatius cocles a common sentinel but a man of the greatest courage posted himself at the extremity of the Sublician bridge and alone withstood the whole force of the enemy till the bridge was broken down behind him. he then threw himself into the tiber and swam over to his friends unhurt by either his fall or the darts the enemy