Lars Porsenna

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Lars Porsenna was the semi-legendary Etruscan king of Chiusi who famously attacked and probably occupied Rome c. 508 BCE when the city had just exiled its last king and was moving towards becoming a republic. His extravagant tomb is described by Pliny but has never been found.

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  • c. 508 BCE
    Lars Porsenna, Etruscan king of Chiusi, lays siege to Rome.
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