Horatius [Cocles] was a cripple. He failed of reaching the consulship, either in war or in peace, on account of his lameness.
The Consuls tendered the oaths [by which they bound themselves], and said that they would yield everything rather than take back Tarquinius.
Tarquinius incited the Sabines against the Roman people. B.C. 504 Claudius, an influential Sabine of the town of Regillus, opposed any violation of the treaty, and being condemned for this action, he took refuge in Rome with his relatives, friends, and slaves, to the number of five thousand. To all these the Romans gave a place of habitation, and land to cultivate, and the right of citizenship. Claudius, on account of his brilliant exploits against the Sabines, was chosen a member of the Senate, and the Claudian gens received its name from him.