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Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, or Tarquin the Elder, was the legendary fifth king of Rome from 616 to 579 BC
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Tarquin came from Etruria, After inheriting his father's fortune, he attempted to gain a political office in Etruria but failed. He had been prohibited from obtaining political office in Tarquinii because of the ethnicity of his father, who came from the Greek city of Corinth. At his his wife Tanaquil's suggestion they migrated to Rome. Legend has it that on his arrival in Rome in a chariot, an eagle took his cap, flew away and then returned it back upon his head. Tanaquil, who was skilled in prophecy, interpreted this as an omen of his future greatness. In Rome, he attained respect through his courtesy. The king Ancus Marcius himself noticed Tarquinius and, by his will, appointed Tarquinius guardian of his own sons.
At that time the principle of hereditary monarchy was not yet established at Rome; so upon the death of Marcius, Tarquin addressed the Comitia Curiata and convinced them that he should be elected king over Marcius' natural sons.
Tarquin increased the number of the Senate by adding one hundred men from the leading minor families to this gain.
In his first war Tarquinius took the Latin town of Apiolae by storm and returned with great booty to Rome.
His military ability was again tested by an attack from the Sabines, who received auxiliaries from five Etruscan cities. Tarquin doubled the numbers of equites, the Sabines were defeated after difficult street fighting in the city of Rome.
Subsequently, the Latin cities of Corniculum, old Ficulea, Cameria, Crustumerium, Ameriola, Medullia and Nomentum were subdued and became Roman.
Tarquin is said to have built the Circus Maximus, for chariot racing. There the king established a series of annual games; the first horses and boxers to participate are said to be brought from Etruria.
After a great flood, Tarquin drained the damp lowlands of Rome by constructing the Cloaca Maxima, Rome's great sewer. He also constructed a stone wall around the city, and began the construction of a temple in honour of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill. The latter is said to have been funded in part by the plunder seized from the Sabines.
Tarquin celebrated his triumphs in the Etruscan fashion, and also introduced other Etruscan insignia of civilian authority and military distinction: the sceptre of the king; the trabea, a purple garment that varied in form, and various others. Tarquin introduced Etruscan sacrificial and divinitory rites, as well as the tuba, a straight horn used chiefly for military purposes.
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