Sextus TarquiniusA note on The Lays of Ancient Rome
by Thomas Babington Macaulay
As a result of the rape and a general disgust at the tyranny of Superbus, the Tarquins were banished from Rome, ending the line of Kings going back to Romulus. Thereafter, Rome was administered by Consuls elected yearly.
By far the most famous rendition of the story of Lucrece and Sextus in English is Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece
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