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BRUT Lucius Junius (Lucius Iunius Brutus)

( Founder of the republican system in Rome (509 BC).)

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Brutus destroyed the royal power, ousted his uncle Tarquinius Superbus. According to legend, Brutus, who served at the court Tarquinia groom, and Tarquinius Kollatin, husband of Lucretia, in the same 509 BC. became the first Roman consuls.
Perhaps Brutus - a historical figure, but in all the stories about him, elements of mythology. In his youth he had to pretend to be a moron to avoid the death that threatened him from Tarquinia, who killed his father and older brother (hence the nickname Brutus, Latin. 'stupid'). Then, according to legend, when the Delphic oracle declared Brutus and his sons Tarquinia that rules Rome will be the one who first kissed his mother, Brutus immediately pretended that he stumbled and fell to the ground (Earth Mother), he kissed her. Believed, . what, . becoming consul, . Brutus made a more humane, some cults, . Entered post rex sacrorum (priest, . to be charged with the administration of religious rites, . committed before the king), . increased the number of senators and introduced some of the customs, . then observed by the Roman Republic, . including the rotation of fascia, . symbol of power, . the two consuls,
. According to other, more questionable reports, Brutus drove his colleague Kollatina from Rome, following the law, to request removal from Rome all Tarquinia, and even executed for taking part in a conspiracy to restore the imperial power's own sons. It is told also that Brutus was killed in a duel with the son of Tarquinius Superbus, when he supported the Etruscans came to Rome by the war to restore its authority here.


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