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Ancus

The fourth king of Rome. He reigned twenty-four years (B.C. 640-616), and is said to have been the son of Numa's daughter. He took many Latin towns, transported the inhabitants to Rome, and gave them the Aventine to dwell on. These conquered Latins formed the original Plebs. He was succeeded by Tarquinius Priscus. (Livy, i. 32 foll.)

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