An important and influential descent group of Tarquinia, the holders of many magistrateships and lands, including some distant from Tarquinia, from the first half of the fourth century BC down to the time of Cicero.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • DESCENT GROUP —    The important constituent part of Etruscan social structure, which represented the family through time and was extensively celebrated in ancestral cults. Studies of burial groups may give an indication of the precise formation of the descent… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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