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Lars Porsena

Lars Porsena or 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 BC

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Porsena, Lars

Porsena, Lars (6th century bc), a legendary Etruscan chieftain, king of the town of Clusium. Summoned by Tarquinius Superbus after the latter's overthrow and exile from Rome, Porsena subsequently laid siege to the city, but did not succeed in capturing it; during this period the exploits of Scaevola and Horatius took place.

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Porsena, Lars

Lars Porsena: see Lars Porsena.

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