The body of Lucretia was brought from her house and carried to the Forum, the people thronging round, as was natural, in wonder at this strange and cruel sight, and loud in condemning the crime of Tarquinius. They were deeply moved by the father's sorrow, and still more by the words of Brutus, who rebuked their tears and idle laments, urging them to act like men and Romans by taking up arms against the common enemy.
Livy, i. 58. 9-59. 4.
[Illustration: ETRUSCAN SOLDIER from a Brit. Mus. bronze]
Mucius and Cloelia
The same spirit was shown by Caius Mucius and the maiden