of Aricia in Latium, having inveighed against the arrogance of Tarquin the Proud, and warned his countrymen against putting trust in him, Tarquin accused him of plotting his death. Witnesses were suborned, and weapons were conveyed by treacherous slaves into the house where Herdonius lodged. His guilt was therefore inferred, and Herdonius was condemned by the great assembly of the Latins, and drowned in the Aqua Ferentina. (Liv. 1.50
; Dionys. A. R. 4.45
The latter historian relates the story with some differences, and makes Herdonius a native of Corioli.