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But Tarquin, despairing of attempts to regain his throne by treachery, was eagerly welcomed by the Tuscans,1 who set out to restore him with a great force. The consuls led the Romans out to meet them, and arrayed their forces in certain sacred precincts, one of which was called the Arsian grove, the other the Aesuvian meadow. When the engagement began, Aruns the son of Tarquin and Brutus the Roman consul encountered each other.

1 By the people of Veii and Tarquinii, according to Livy, ii. 6, 4 f.

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