Definition of Esquilina
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Esquilina
Esquilius
adjective (unknown)
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    Esquiliae (less correctly, Exqui-liae, Aesquiliae), ārum, f. perh. from aesculus, a kind of oak, the largest of the seven hills of Rome, with several separate heights (whence the plur. form); added to the city by Servius Tullius; now the heights of Santa Maria Maggiore, Varr. L. L. 5, § 49 Mull.; Liv. 1, 44; Ov. F. 3, 246; 6, 601; Prop. 3 (4), 23, 24; Hor. S. 1, 8, 14; Tac. A. 15, 40; Suet. Tib. 15; Juv. 11, 51 et saep. In earlier times low people were buried there; hence: atrae, Hor. S. 2, 6, 33.

    — Derivv., Esquilius (Exq-), a, um, adj., Esquiline: mons, i. q. Esquiliae, Ov. F. 2, 435.

    Esquilīnus (Exq-), a, um, adj., the same: tribus, Varr. L. L. 5, § 45 Mull.; Liv. 45, 15; Plin. 18, 3, 3, § 13 al.: porta, Tac. A. 2, 32 fin.; also simply, Esquilina, ae, f., Cic. Pis. 23 fin.: campus, Suet. Claud. 25: alites, i. e. birds of prey (which devoured the bodies of criminals executed on the Esquiline), Hor. Epod. 5, 100; cf. veneficium (for which human bones, etc., were brought from the Esquiline), id. ib. 17, 58.

    —* Esquiliārius (Exq-), a, um, adj., Esquiline: collis, Liv. 1, 48, 6.
     
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