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Servius Tullius

[sur-vee-uh s tuhl-ee-uh s] /ˈsɜr vi əs ˈtʌl i əs/
the legendary sixth king of ancient Rome who built the city walls and whose accession to the throne was prophesied by and secured with the help of Tanaquil, the widow of the previous king: assassinated by his daughter Tullia and her husband Tarquin.


[tuhl-ee-uh s] /ˈtʌl i əs/
Servius, Servius Tullius. Unabridged
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  • Servius Tullius, by these means, threw back upon the richest all the costs and dangers of war.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • Servius Tullius stamped these, and reduced them to a fixed standard.

  • Servius Tullius divided the people into five classes, according to the value of their property.

  • The walls of Servius Tullius were strengthened at the time of the war with Gabii.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • Veii was indeed fully larger, and was about the dimensions of the city of Rome, included within the walls of Servius Tullius.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • It was taken in by Servius Tullius, who had his palace here (Livy, i. 44).

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • In the distance the brick-built aqueduct of Servius Tullius was outlined against the sky.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • At the death of Tarquin, Servius Tullius succeeded to the throne.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • Up there, too, are the remains of the first wall of the Roman city built by Servius Tullius.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins
  • The better-authenticated remains of the circuit wall of Servius Tullius are similar in character.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

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