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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  • Tanaquil, the never-forgotten helpmeet of an able man, also came from this people.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain

  • Tanaquil is credited with the first invention of the seamless coat or cassock.

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

  • His wife Tanaquil, who was skilled in augury, told him this was a happy omen, and that he was destined to become great.

  • It is to Tanaquil, however, that the credit is given of having persuaded him to migrate to Rome.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain

  • 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