The Tale of Rome – Servius Tullius ends up under the wheels of a chariot, driven by none other than his very own daughter Tullia. We are also approaching the birth of the Republic of Rome.
Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast.
The Tale of Rome, Episode 9 — Killed by his own Daughter.
Last week we saw the end of Tarquin the Elder, and how Servius Tullius became the sixth king of Rome.
This week, we’ll see how this Tale continues.
The one thing we need to highlight again, is that the last three kings were the father—Tarquin the Elder, followed by his adoptive son—Servius Tullius, and then followed by his true blood son, Tarquin the Proud.
The tale goes, that—and this is according to Livy himself, the very own daughter of Servius, took a chariot and drove over the dying body of her father, effectively finishing his reign.
That’s right, Tullia, wife of Lucius, and daughter of Servius Tullius, carefully maneuvered the chariot so that the wheels sliced the old man’s body in two.