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"Tarquin" is a name which can actually refer to a number of famous people or even peoples. The root of the name is linked to the ancient Etruscan city of Tarquinia which lay less than a hundred miles to the north of Rome. The ancient Etruscan tomb paintings and frescos from the area of Tarquinia tell us much about early Rome and the Etruscans who controlled central Italy before the Romans.

Not surprisingly the Romans inherited much from Etruscan culture. Even less surprisingly a mixture of myth and evidence tells us that the earliest Roman kings included a number of Etruscans, several of which were in fact called "Tarquin" or the "Tarquins". We thus have Tarquinius Priscus (616-579) who built the Capitol and the Circus Maximus or the last king of Rome before the Republic, Tarquin the Proud.

As Etruscan culture was absorbed into that of Rome so too were the citizens and the use of their latinized names. We therefore have the great Tarquinius Gracchus. One of the two revolutionary reformist Gracchi brothers who broke the law in order to achieve long lasting land reforms and cheap grain for the poor; at the cost of their own lives.

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Leaders and Caesars of Ancient Rome in chronological order: | ancient roman kings | tarquin | marius | sulla | rome julius caesar | augustus |The 12 Caesars | Emperor Tiberiuscaligula | Emperor Claudius | Emperor Nero | Emperor Vespasian | Rome's Five Good Emperors | Hadrian | Roman Emperor Trajan | Emperor Constantine | Emperor Justinian | Other emperors of Ancient Rome |

You might also have a look at what it was to be emperor or "imperator". A list of roman emperors.  A general look at famous romans such as scaevola "the left handed".

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