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[1] T. mons

According to Varro (Ling. 5,41), term for the Capitolium, cf. Tarpeium Saxum.

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[2] Epithet of Iuppiter as lord of the Capitolium

Epithet of Iuppiter as lord of the Capitolium, where the rock was from which traitors were thrown to their deaths in accordance with a law written by T. [4] (e.g. Ov. Fast. 6,34; Ov. Met. 15,866; Prop. 4,1,7).

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[3] T., Sp. Father of Tarpeia


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Zimmermann, Sylvia and Müller, Christian (Bochum), “Tarpeius”, 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 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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