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What did word “brutus” mean?

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Lucius Iunius Brutus
Lucius Junius Brutus

The word “brutus” literally means “dumb”. It came from Lucius Junius Brutus – known as the liberator of Rome, the first consul who expelled Tarquinius Superbus (the last Roman king). He was pretended to be a fool to survive at Tarquini’s court.

Sources
  • Fredouille Jean-Claude, Słownik cywilizacji rzymskiej, Katowice, 1996

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