Tarquin and the Shame of Hanging

I thinking about Cicero’s choice of words in his consular defense of Rabirius earlier today, especially this portion:

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And then just now hanging and the last king of Rome came up again in my reading in a different context…

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Tyrrell’s 1978 commentary on the speech does not make the connection of the handing from a tree and the reference to Tarquin:

   

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