Tarquinius Superbus was a good diplomat and military commander. He got the Latins combined their armies with Rome. Tarquinius was also known for completing the temple of Jupiter, making roads, and strengthening defense and obtained the sibylline books. However Tarquinius put all of this hard labor into the hands of plebeians.
Tarquinius sent his two sons and his nephew to the oracle of delphi after an odd dream he had. When they went to the oracle it said the first person to kiss their mother would proceed Tarquin in power. Brutus thus kissed the ground, the mother of everyone.Eventually the people of Rome revolted against the king and never had a king again.