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Women in Rome


WOMAN
VOLUME II
In All Ages and in All Countries
ROMAN WOMEN
by
Rev. ALFRED BRITTAIN
Philadelphia
George Barrie & Sons, Publishers
Copyright, 1907 by George Barrie & Sons
Entered at Stationers' Hall, London
[Illustration 1:
TULLIA, DAUGHTER OF SERVIUS
_After the painting by E. Hildebrand_
_We have had the good queen, now we encounter the
bad..... Tullia was of that type of which Shakespeare
has given a picture in Lady Macbeth.....
Lucius, her husband, with an armed band, repaired to
the
Senate and seated himself on the throne. King Servius
appeared, but no one thought it worth while to hinder
Lucius from throwing the aged ruler down the steps of
the Senate house; which me manfully did.
Tullia was the instigator of this_ coup d'état; _and
impatient to learn its success, drove to the Forum, and,
calling her husband from the Senate chamber, was the
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