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“The Kings of Rome”
1. Being the first king, Romulus had to start Rome, as many great societies have started, had to create a set of laws. Also, he had to think of the future of his nation, so he persuaded Sabine women to come to Rome and have Roman children.
The next king of Rome was Numa Pompilius. This leader mainly focused on legal and religious institutions.
Following Numa was Tullus Hostilius, who wasn’t so much about the legal and religious aspects of Rome, but the military ones. He led the military through a great victory against the Albans, but as he was preparing for more victories, he became sick and unsuccessfully made a sacrifice to Jupiter in an attempt to receive aid.
After Tullus died, Ancus Marcius followed in his grandfather, Numa’s, footsteps by also becoming a king. He devoted his time as the leader to the construction projects of Rome.
Lucius Tarquinius Priscus was the fifth king of Roma who increased his power in the Roman government to being a king through fraud. Later he was murdered at the encouragement of Ancus Marcius’s sons.
Then, Priscus’s widow, Tanaquil, pushed her daughter’s husband, Servius Tullius, to the throne and Rome had its sixth king. Many Romans had respect for Servius during his reign because the great things he had done, such as having a census and starting the system of classes. Then, Servius’s daughter, Tullia, had her sister and husband killed. Her new husband, Lucius Tarquinius, confronted Servius in front of the Senate and physically threw him out of the Senate House, and his agents killed Servius right in the street.
After the death of Servius, Tullia had no melancholy feeling about it, rather she was jubilated praise Tarquinius the new king of Rome. He earned the name Tarquinius Superbus by muredering many senators, and did achieve much military success. But, he and his family were banished from Rome by the citizens- persuaded by Lucius Junius Brutus, Tarquinius Collatinus, and other great Romans- after

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