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(Ταρπεία/Tarpeía). According to Antigonus [7] (FGrH 816 F 2), daughter of the Roman general T. Tatius, otherwise (esp. Liv. 1,11,5-9; Ov. Met. 14,776; Ov. Fast. 1,261 f.; Val. Max. 9,6,1; Plut. Antiquitates Romanae 17f; Cass. Dio fr. 4,12) daughter of Sp. Tarpeius [3]. T. betrays the Romans in their war with the Sabines (Sabini) by opening a gate of the city to the enemy soldiers and demands what the warriors are wearing on their arms (their gold bracelets) in return. The Sabines kill T. by throwing their shields, which they are a…

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Zimmermann, Sylvia, “Tarpeia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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