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[4] Collatinus, as it would seem, was already under some suspicion on account of his relationship to the royal family, and the second of his names also was hateful to time people, who loathed the sound of Tarquin. But after these recent events, he saw that he was altogether obnoxious, and therefore resigned his office and withdrew secretly from the city.1 A new election was consequently held, and Valerius was triumphantly declared consul, thus receiving a worthy reward for his zeal.

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