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Collatīnus, L. Tarquinius

Grandson of Aruns, elder brother of Tarquinius Priscus. He derived his surname from Collatia, where he resided, and with the principality of which he was invested. Collatinus was the husband of the celebrated Lucretia (q.v.), and after the expulsion of the Tarquins, he and Brutus were elected the first consuls. His relationship, however, to the Tarquin family excited distrust, and when a law was passed banishing the whole Tarquinian house he was forced to lay down his office and depart from Rome. He ended his days at Lavinium (Liv.i. 60).

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 60
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