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(Variants: Maxtarna, Macstrna). Mythical or historical Etruscan of unknown origin. Friend of and fellow-warrior to the relatives or legendary ancestors of the gens Vipina/Vibenna in Vulci. He came to Rome and became king under the new name of Servius Tullius. The Etruscan word macstrna is supposed to be the equivalent of the Latin magister , a designation for officials [1. 199-231], but it could equally be a noun with the meaning ‘commander’ (ET Ager Tarquiniensis 1,1). An Etruscan and a Roman tradition exist about M. On a wall-painting in the grave of the gens Saties in V…

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Aigner-Foresti, Luciana (Vienna), “Mastarna”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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