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Porsena

 

(Porsenna), an Etruscan ruler of the city of Clusium in the sixth century B.C.

According to legend, Porsena led a war against Rome in 508–507 B.C. in order to restore to power the Etruscan Tarquinian dynasty that had been expelled from Rome at the end of the sixth century B.C. Roman tradition surrounding the war extols the heroism of the defenders of Rome, which allegedly compelled Porsena to lift the siege and conclude a peace on terms honorable to Rome. According to another, more reliable, version preserved by the Roman historian Tacitus in his History (III, 72, 1), Porsena took Rome.

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The Porsena raid was not during wartime; the temple of Janus was closed.
The action against the Porsena raid, ipso facto, was a police action.
A report (rated D-IV) partially verified, states that Lars Porsena is very sensitive about the Horatius affair.
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).
Para remediarla, un patricio llamado Cayo Mucio decidio sacrificar su vida a cambio de la de Porsena, el rey de los etruscos, quien dirigia los ejercitos que sitiaban Roma.
Cayo Mucio acudio al Senado para dar a conocer su intencion de matar a Porsena. Bendecido por los viejos, con un punal bajo la ropa, llego por la noche al campamento de los etruscos, donde vio a dos hombres de alto rango repartir sal entre las tropas.
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.
There were nine Gallicenae or virgin priestesses of the ancient Gallic oracle; and Lars Porsena swore by the nine gods.