Definition of Tarpeius
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Tarpēius, Tarpēiī
Tarpeius, Tarpeia
noun (m., 2nd -IUS declension)
  1. a Roman proper name
  2. the father of Tarpeia, who opened the citadel to the Sabines
  3. a Roman maiden, who treacherously opened the citadel to the Sabines, and for her reward was killed by the weight of their arms, which they cast upon her
Abbreviations
Tarpēius, i, m.; Tarpēia, ae, f., a Roman proper name; so esp., Sp. Tarpeius, the father of Tarpeia, who opened the citadel to the Sabines, Liv. 1, 11; Val. Max. 9, 6, 1.

— Tarpeia, a Roman maiden, who treacherously opened the citadel to the Sabines, and for her reward was killed by the weight of their arms, which they cast upon her, Flor. 1, 1; Aur. Vict. Vir. Ill. 2; cf. Liv. 1, 11, 6 sqq.; Ov. M. 14, 776.

—Hence, Tarpēius, a, um, adj., Tarpeian: mons, the Tarpeian Rock, the name of a rock on the Capitoline Hill, from which criminals were thrown headlong, Varr. L. L. 5, § 41 Mull.; Liv. 1, 55; called also, saxum, id. 6, 20; Tac. A. 6, 19; Fest. p. 343 Mull.: rupes, Tac. H. 3, 71; and absol.: in Tarpeio fodientes, Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 15: ad Tarpeium raptus (Metellus), id. 7, 44, 45, § 143: arx, the citadel on the Capitoline Hill, Prop. 4, (5), 4, 29; Ov. M. 15, 866: pater, Capitoline Jupiter, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 7; cf. fulmina, Juv. 13, 78; and dei, who were worshipped on the Capitoline Hill, Luc. 8, 863: coronae, given to victors in the Capitoline games, Mart. 9, 41, 1; cf. frons, id. 9, 4, 8; and quercus, id. 4, 54, 1: lex, named after a certain Tarpeius, Cic. Rep. 2, 35, 60; Fest. p. 237 Mull.: pudicitia, of a Tarpeia, Prop. 1, 16, 2.

— Tarpēiānus, a, um, adj., Tarpeian: haedus, of the Tarpeian Hill, Apic. 8, 6 and 8.
 
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