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Porsenna (pɔːˈsɛnə)

  1. Lars (lɑːz). 6th century bc, a legendary Etruscan king, alleged to have besieged Rome in a vain attempt to reinstate Tarquinius Superbus on the throne
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Historical Examples

  • Porsena was so alarmed, that he made peace, and withdrew from the city.

    History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD

    Robert F. Pennell

  • Porsena demanded the names of the others: Mucius refused to speak.

    Ancient Rome

    Mary Agnes Hamilton

  • At the time of the story, one of the consuls had been slain in battle with Porsena.

  • Porsena, king of Clusium, undertakes a war in favour of the Tarquins.

  • Porsena was, at this time, acknowledged as chief of the twelve Etruscan cities; and he assembled a powerful army and came to Rome.