Sentence Examples

  • TARPEIA, in Roman legend, daughter of the commander of the Capitol during the war with the Sabines caused by the rape of the Sabine women.
  • Simylus, a Greek elegiac poet, makes Tarpeia betray the Capitol to a king of the Gauls.
  • Tarpeia herself is a local divinity, the manner of whose death was suggested by the tumulus or shields on the spot devoted to her cult, a crime being invented to account for the supposed punishment.

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