Tarquinius, Sextus

Roman - Son of Tarquinius Superbus. His father sent him to Gabii posing as a refugee from Roman persecution and he became a commander of the army. Once in power, he killed the leaders of Gabii and handed over the town to the tender mercies of his despotic father. While the Roman leaders were engaged at Ardea, he raped Lucretia, wife of Collatinus. The enraged citizens rose up in anger, the monarchy was overthrown and a republic instituted. Expelled from Rome, he returned to Gabii where he was killed. Also commonly identified as Tarquinius, Sextus, Tarquin, Tarquin, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Collatinus, Tarquinius Priscus or Turkin.

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