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Porsena

(ˈpɔːsɪnə) or

Porsenna

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(Biography) Lars (lɑːz). 6th century bc, a legendary Etruscan king, alleged to have besieged Rome in a vain attempt to reinstate Tarquinius Superbus on the throne
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He can see the Tiber, and the locality of the bridge which Horatius kept "in the brave days of old" when Lars Porsena attempted to cross it with his invading host.
On the II day of March, during the attack on the city by Lars Porsena of Clusium and his Tuscan army of CCM men, Captain Horatius voluntarily, with Sergeant Spurius Latrius and Corporal Julius Herminius, held the entire Tuscan army at the far end of the bridge until the structure could be destroyed, thereby saving the city.
Legendary and possibly fictional Roman hero; he is supposed to have saved Rome from the Etruscan invader Lars Porsena by holding the Sublician bridge with a handful of troops, allowing his compatriots time to tear down the bridge and so prevent Porsena's army from crossing the River Tiber (c.