Brutus and Publius Valerius rouse the people against the tyrant:
As they heard and saw these things, they grieved exceedingly. Brutus employed Publius as his companion and as one who was eager for the deed; they showed Lucretia’s body laid out to many of the people, and announcing what had happened to the rest they roused a hatred against the tyrants. They planned to accept Tarquinius no longer. Having done all of these things and entrusted the management of the city to others, Brutus set out on horse to the army, and he persuaded the soldiers to choose the same course of action as the people had. Tarquinius, when he learned about what had happened and rushed in haste back to the city, was driven away and went to Tarquinii with his children and other followers, with the exception of Tullia who, as the story goes, killed herself.
᾿Ακούσαντες δ’ ἐκεῖνοι ταῦτα καὶ θεασάμενοι ὑπερήλγησαν. καὶ τῷ Ποπλίῳ συμβούλῳ καὶ προθύμῳ πρὸς τοὔργον ὁ Βροῦτος χρησάμενος τήν τε γυναῖκα πολλοῖς τῶν τοῦ δήμου κειμένην ὑπέδειξε, καὶ πρὸς τοὺς λοιποὺς δημηγορήσας τὸ πρὸς τοὺς τυράννους μῖσος ἐκφῆναι πεποίηκε· καὶ μηκέτι δέξασθαι συνέθεντο τὸν Ταρκύνιον. ταῦτα δὲ πράξας, καὶ τὴν πόλιν ἐπιτρέψας τοῖς ἄλλοις, αὐτὸς πρὸς τὸ στρατόπεδον ἐξιππάσατο, καὶ τὰ αὐτὰ τῷ δήμῳ συνέπεισε καὶ τοὺς στρατιώτας ψηφίσασθαι. ὁ δέ γε
Ταρκύνιος τὰ συμβεβηκότα μαθὼν καὶ πρὸς τὴν πόλιν ἐπειχθεὶς ἀπεώσθη, καὶ πρὸς τοὺς Ταρκυνησίους μετὰ τῶν παίδων καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ὁμοφρόνων κατέφυγε, μόνης τῆς Τουλλίας, ὡς λόγος, ἑαυτὴν ἀνελούσης.