Tarquin the Proud


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Noun1.Tarquin the Proud - according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)Tarquin the Proud - 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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According to a report in Discovery News, the remains of what might have been the residence of the Etruscan prince Sextus Tarquinius, son of the last legendary king of Rome Tarquinius Superbus (Tarquin the Proud), have been found on the slopes of an extinct volcanic crater about 12 miles from Rome.
The final such tyrant was the king Tarquin the Proud. Tarquin, Bonta notes, took the throne by murder and in turn had his political opponents rounded up so that none could oppose him.
Lucius Junius was the youngest son of a worthy citizen foully murdered by the king's agents in the days of Tarquin the Proud. The other sons were killed too, but Lucius pretended to be an idiot, and was contemptuously spared by the assassins.