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Definition of Tarpeian

Tarpeian
Tarpeian Tar*pe"ian, a. [L. Tarpeius, prop., pertaining to Tarpeia.] Pertaining to or designating a rock or peak of the Capitoline hill, Rome, from which condemned criminals were hurled.

Meaning of Tarpeian from wikipedia

- The Tarpeian Rock (/tɑːrˈpiːən/; Latin: Rupes Tarpeia or Saxum Tarpeium; Italian: Rupe Tarpea) is a steep cliff on the south side of the Capitoline Hill...
- southern cliff of Rome's Capitoline Hill, thereafter called after her the Tarpeian Rock (Rupes Tarpeia). The legend tells that while Rome was besieged by...
- escarpment. This area is named the "Tarpeian Precinct", after the resemblance of the escarpment to the Tarpeian Rock. This relatively small elevated...
- bear him to the rock Tarpeian, and from thence into destruction cast him;" and further on "He shall be thrown from the Tarpeian Rock with rigorous hands...
- late Roman Republic Second Triumvirate – Ancient Roman political alliance Tarpeian Rock Cf., History of Rome (disambiguation). A. Berger, Encyclopedic Dictionary...
- The Senate condemned him to death in 385 BC, and he was thrown from the Tarpeian Rock one year later. He is considered the second martyr in the cause of...
- was buried on or thrown from a rock known ever since by her name, the Tarpeian Rock. The Romans attacked the Sabines, who now held the citadel. The Roman...
- with his spear, but hesitates. The rocky outcrop in the background is the Tarpeian Rock, a reference to civil conflict, since the Roman punishment for treason...
- for s****ing kingly power; he was sentenced to death and thrown from the Tarpeian Rock. Between 376 and 367, the tribunes of the plebs Gaius Licinius Stolo...
- mythologized and who was said to have been the lover of the goddess Fortuna. The Tarpeian Rock, and why it was used for the execution of traitors. Lucretia, whose...
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