From: "Andrew Bollen"
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:58:45 +1000 Crush: > IF our Latro *were* a relative of the Lucius TarquiNius (note the slight > name difference) that "ruled for twenty-five years" [534-510 B.C] until the > founding of the Republic as Livy says at the end of Book 1, then it answers > the question as to why Latro was not home fighting for Rome during its > knock-down-drag-out war with its neighbors. It could even explain why a > hundred Latin soldiers were with him -- the Tarquinians' closest supporters > would probably have been exiled as well. It explains why Latro grew up so > close to the Greek colonies rather than Keeping To His Own in Latium. See my earlier post - apparently Tarquitius was indeed a variation on Tarquinius, and the whole family did go into exile for a while, ending up at Caere (wherever that is - close to the Greek colonies?). > > Surely since Latro WRITES, he is not of mere common birth. Very good point! --