For a long time, the Etruscans governed Rome, and by them the Romans borrowed habits and practices. Etruscans were, in fact, three of the seven legendary kings who governed Rome: the Tarquinii (Tarquin the Elder, Servius Tullius, Tarquin the Proud).
In 509 BC The last Etruscan King Tarquin the Proud was banned from Rome, Etruscan rule over the city done and the Republic began.
If the presence of the Etruscans in Rome considerably influenced the customs of the original population (especially religion, with the construction of important temples and shrines, or the construction of essential infrastructures fot the future of Rome such as Cloaca Maxima or the drainage of the Valley of the Forum), their absence also brought great changes to Roman society.
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