Tarpeian rock


Tarpeian rock
Tarpeian rock rock face on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which persons convicted of treason were thrown headlong, from L. (mons) Tarpeius " (rock) of Tarpeia," said to have been a Vestal virgin who betrayed the capitol to the Sabines and was buried at the foot of the rock. Her name probably is of Etruscan-Tyrrhenian origin.

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  • Tarpeian Rock — The Tarpeian Rock ( rupes Tarpeia ) was a steep cliff of the southern summit of the Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome. It was used during the Roman Republic as an execution site. Murderers and traitors, if convicted by… …   Wikipedia

  • Tarpeian Rock — /tahr pee euhn/ a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which criminals and traitors were hurled. [1600 10; < L (mons) Tarpei(us) Tarpeian (hill) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tarpeian Rock — /tahr pee euhn/ a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which criminals and traitors were hurled. [1600 10; < L (mons) Tarpei(us) Tarpeian (hill) + AN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tarpeian Rock — Tar•pe′ian Rock′ [[t]tɑrˈpi ən[/t]] n. anh geg a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome from which criminals and traitors were hurled • Etymology: 1600–10; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • TARPEIAN ROCK —    a precipitous cliff on the W. of the Capitoline Hill at Rome, from which in ancient times persons guilty of treason were hurled; named after Tarpeia, a vestal virgin, who betrayed the city to the Sabine soldiers, then besieging Rome, on… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Rock formation — This is a List of rock formations, meaning isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrops. These are usually the result of weathering and erosion sculpting the existing rock. Rock formation in general refers to specific sedimentary strata …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarpeian — (ˈ)tär|pē(y)ən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin tarpeius (from Tarpeius, cliff or rock on the Capitoline hill, probably from Tarpeia, legendary Roman maiden) + English an : of, relating to, or being a cliff or rock of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tarpeian — /taˈpiən/ (say tah peeuhn) adjective of or denoting a rock on the Capitoline Hill at Rome from which traitors were hurled …   Australian English dictionary

  • Тарпейская скала — (Tarpeian Rock)Tarpeian Rock, отвесный утес, находившийся, по видимому, в юго зап. углу Капитолийского холма, откуда в Древнем Риме сбрасывали осужденных на смерть убийц и изменников. Согласно преданию, у подножия холма похоронена дочь начальника …   Страны мира. Словарь


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