HomeAboutLogin
       
       
 
39 years

   
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was the legendary seventh and final King of Rome, reigning from 535 BC until the popular uprising in 509 BC that led to the establishment of the Roman Republic. He is more commonly known by his cognomen Tarquinius Superbus (literally, Tarquin the Proud) and was a member of the so-called Etruscan dynasty of Rome. According to Classical historians, he gained the kingship by ordering the assassination of his predecessor, Servius Tullius.

Tarquin's father, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, was the fifth King of Rome, reigning 616-579 BC. His grandfather was said to be Demaratus the Corinthian, an immigrant from the Greek city of Corinth. Priscus himself originated in the Etruscan city of Tarquinii. Disgruntled with his opportunities there, Priscus migrated to Rome with his wife Tanaquil, at her suggestion. On their arrival, Tanaquil interpreted an omen as predicting Priscus' future status as King of Rome. However, Tarquin the Proud was not the immediate successor of his father Priscus, since Servius Tullius took the throne on Priscus' death.

Few surviving sources provide reliable accounts of Tarquin's reign, which is often described as a tyranny. His kingship ended in 509 BC, after his son Sextus Tarquinius raped Lucretia, a married noblewoman. This outrage inspired an uprising led by the aristocrat Lucius Junius Brutus, which resulted in the expulsion of Tarquin and his family from Rome.

More on this Website
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L ... _Tarquinius_Superbus

Related LinksAdd URL

 
 
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was the legendary seventh and final King of Rome, reigning from 535 BC until the popular uprising in 509 BC that led to the establishment of the Roman Republic. He is more commonly known by his cognomen Tarquinius Superbus (literally, Tarquin the Proud) and was a member of the so-called Etruscan dynasty of Rome. According to Classical historians, he gained the kingship by ordering the assassination of his predecessor, Servius Tullius.

Tarquin's father, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, was the fifth King of Rome, reigning 616-579 BC. His grandfather was said to be Demaratus the Corinthian, an immigrant from the Greek city of Corinth. Priscus himself originated in the Etruscan city of Tarquinii. Disgruntled with his opportunities there, Priscus migrated to Rome with his wife Tanaquil, at her suggestion. On their arrival, Tanaquil interpreted an omen as predicting Priscus' future status as King of Rome. However, Tarquin the Proud was not the immediate successor of his father Priscus, since Servius Tullius took the throne on Priscus' death.

Few surviving sources provide reliable accounts of Tarquin's reign, which is often described as a tyranny. His kingship ended in 509 BC, after his son Sextus Tarquinius raped Lucretia, a married noblewoman. This outrage inspired an uprising led by the aristocrat Lucius Junius Brutus, which resulted in the expulsion of Tarquin and his family from Rome. More

 
    Etruscan Civilization, Italy
  Etruscan Civilization, Italy
Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy, residing between the Apennines and the River Tiber, whom the ancient Romans called Etrusci or Tusci. As distinguished by its own la...
 
    Rome, The Eternal City
  Rome, The Eternal City
Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its legendary founding in 753 BC. Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. It is referred to as "The Eternal City" (Latin: Roma Aeterna), a central notion in...
 
    Lucretia, Establishment Roman Republic
  Lucretia, Establishment Roman Republic
Lucretia is a legendary figure in the history of the Roman Republic. According to Livy's version of the establishment of the Republic, the last king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (superbus, "the proud") who ruled from 535 BC to 510 BC, had a vi...
 
    Livy, Roman Historian
  Livy, Roman Historian
Titus Livius or Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Chapters from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditio...
 
    Shakespeare, England's National Poet
  Shakespeare, England's National Poet
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works,...
 
       
 
         
          2018 © Timeline Index | Webwork.Amsterdam