(1898), who identifies Tarquinius with Tarpeius, the eponymus of the Tarpeian rock, subsequently developed into the wicked king Tarquinius Superbus.
The story may be an attempt to account for the Tarpeian rock being chosen as the place of execution of traitors.
But the Tarpeian rock was a near neighbor of the Capitol.
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