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Roman legend tells that this first of the city ' s Etruscan kings succeeded
peacefully to the throne – though such a tradition may be merely a patriotic
device to scotch the idea that Rome had ever been forcibly subjective to
foreigners . His name ...
When the Etruscan dynasty of the Tarquins was overthrown shortly before 500
BC , tradition maintained that the headship of the state had immediately passed
from the expelled monarch to a pair of consuls elected every year . Efforts have ...
OATH of plebeians : lex sacrata , hence probably erroneous tradition of
secession to Mons Sacer ( just beyond River Anio ) . TRIBUNI PLEBIS : originally
2 , or 4 , or 5 : 10 by 449 BC . CONCILIUM PLEBIS : generally known as contitia
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