- a legendary queen of Rome who prophesied the future greatness of Servius Tullius and helped him to gain the throne after the murder of her husband by a political faction.
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Balanchine danced the role of Polio and Tanaquil, the Etruscan Queen sensitive to omens, danced the victim.
We hope our film Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq illuminates the exceptional qualities of Tanny in dance and in life.
It is the very form of ballet that is embodied in the life of Tanaquil Le Clercq, making her personal story a thing of poetry.
Tanaquil Le Clercq is a name resonant with drama and tragedy.
Tanaquil, the never-forgotten helpmeet of an able man, also came from this people.
Tanaquil is credited with the first invention of the seamless coat or cassock.Needlework As Art
His wife Tanaquil, who was skilled in augury, told him this was a happy omen, and that he was destined to become great.Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)
It is to Tanaquil, however, that the credit is given of having persuaded him to migrate to Rome.
Tanaquil foresaw the greatness of the boy, and from this time he was brought up as the king's child.A Smaller History of Rome
William Smith and Eugene Lawrence