Tarpeian Rock


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Tarpeian Rock

 

a steep cliff on the western side of the Capitoline Hill, in ancient Rome. State criminals condemned to death were hurled from the Tarpeian Rock. According to one legend, the rock is named for Lucius Tarpeius, who was thrown from that cliff for opposing King Romulus. According to another version, the rock is named after Tarpeia, daughter of the Capitoline Hill fortress commander Spurius Tarpeius, who was declared a traitress because she admitted Sabine forces into the fortress.

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Meet me on the Tarpeian Rock tomorrow evening, dear, at sharp
McGillivray follows the Brazeau upstream and reaches the valley between Mount Dalhousie (2,947 metres) and the Tarpeian Rock (c.
But the victors know that the clock is ticking and that it is not far from the capitol to the Tarpeian rock.