Publius Valerius. A Roman who took a prominent part in the expulsion
of the Tarquins, and who was therefore elected consul with Brutus (B.C. 509) and in three
other years (B.C. 508, 507, 504). He did much to secure the rights of the plebeians, and
secured the passage of a law giving to every citizen who was condemned by a magistrate the
right of appeal to the people. He died in B.C. 503, and was mourned for ten days by the Roman
matrons (Livy, i. 58
; ii. 2- 16; Dionys. iv.
; v. 12, 40
; Plut. Publ.