Lars Porsena


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Lars Porsena

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Lars Porsenna

(both: lärz pôr`sənə, pôrsĕn`ə), semilegendary king of Clusium (modern Chiusi) in Etruria, who marched against Rome to reinstate the exiled Tarquinius Priscus. It was said that the heroism of such Romans as Horatius and Scaevola moved him to grant honorable terms of peace and to withdraw. However, the Etruscan version identifies Lars Porsena with Mastarna, a legendary hero of Etruria, who conquered Rome and ruled over the city. According to this tradition, the Romans recovered their independence after Aruns, son of Porsena, was defeated at Aricia by the united forces of the Latin cities. Roman historians dated these events c.500 B.C.

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, semilegendary king of Clusium (modern Chiusi) in Etruria, who marched against Rome to reinstate the exiled Tarquinius Priscus. It was said that the heroism of such Romans as Horatius and Scaevola moved him to grant honorable terms of
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Una embajada amenazante del mismo Lars Porsena es enviada antes del comienzo de las hostilidades entre Roma y Clusium (25).
Lars Porsena manda una embajada de nuevo a Roma con el proposito de convencer a los romanos a restaurar a Tarquino y acto inmediato los romanos responden con una mision, encabezada por el mas ilustre de los senadores (cuyo nombre no nos es proporcionado) los cuales tienen un exito rotundo: disuaden a Porsena a no intentar mas restaurar a Tarquino (al cual no se le dara mas asilo y debera marcharse con su hijo Octavio a Tusculo), a devolver los rehenes y restaura tambien el territorio veyente que habia tomado con el tratado (28).
Legendary and possibly fictional Roman hero; he is supposed to have saved Rome from the Etruscan invader Lars Porsena by holding the Sublician bridge with a handful of troops, allowing his compatriots time to tear down the bridge and so prevent Porsena's army from crossing the River Tiber (c.