The End of the Monarchy and the Beginnings of the Republic

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The End of the Monarchy and the Beginnings of the Republic Tullia one of two daughters of Servius Tullius named Tullia- women called by the female form of the family name youngest daughter- both married to sons of Tarquinius each set of children- one ambitious, mean child- mean daughter married to nice son both mean ones arranged the murder of their spouses wife of Tarquin the Proud- wants him to become king- encourages him to overthrow her father Tarquin gathers a following- decides to sit in the throne and call a meeting of the senate Servius appears- causes a riot- gets assassinated- left in the street Tullia rides her carriage over her father's corpse after Tarquin is deposed, she is kicked out of the city, cursed, Lucretia wife of Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus siege of city- Roman officers are bored- drinking in tent- have a "wife-off"- each bragging about their wife being the best- decide to go see what their wives are up to other wives are having luxurious parties- Lucretia is spinning wool late at night with her servants- the ideal roman woman- offers them dinner Sextus Tarquinius, son of Tarquin the Proud, can't get over Lucretia- comes back a few days later- she offers him the guest room- he tries to rape her- offers her the choice to either be raped or killed and accused of adultery- lets Tarquin rape her
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