The Rape of Lucrece (Shakespeare)

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The Rape of Lucrece
William Shakespeare

Narrative poem, first published in 1594. It recounts the legend of the rape of the noblewoman Lucretia by Sextus Tarquinius, the son of Roman king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus; an act which, according to the legend, led to the overthrowing of the Roman monarchy and the establishment of the Roman Republic.

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