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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • One of the seven hills of ancient Rome. The most southeasterly of the hills, it was densely populated until much of it was devastated by a fire in A.D. 27.

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  • It began in the Circus, where it adjoins the Palatine and Caelian hills. ...

    Rome 1-1000

  • Though there were a few expensive insula apartment towers on the Caelian Hill, the scene in the main was pastoral until Sulla reached the Capena Gate; the Vallis Camenarum outside it was given over to stockyards, slaughterhouses, smokehouses, and grazing fields for the animals sent to this greatest market in all Italy.

    The First Man in Rome

  • I also informed her that she has long outworn her welcome in this street, and she might be more comfortable housed on the Carinae or the Caelian.

    The First Man in Rome

  • The depression between the Caelian and Esquiline hills contains the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum.

    Early European History

  • Esquiline and Caelian and other lesser heights which made up the

    The Religion of Ancient Rome

  • The site was originally a marshy hollow, bounded by the Caelian, the Oppian, the Velian and the Palatine Hills, which

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Meanwhile in 1578 the Collegio Ungherese had been founded through the efforts of another Jesuit, P. Szántó who obtained for it the church and convent of S. Stefano Rotondo on the Caelian Hill, and of S. Stefanino behind the Basilica of St. Peter, the former belonging to the Hungarian Pauline monks, and the latter to the Hungarian pilgrims 'hospice.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • January, 1893, with the presbyterial title of Sts. Andrew and Gregory on the Caelian.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Caelian, the Pope smiled, and, taking a clod of common earth from the soil, gave it to the Saint, saying, "Then take this with thee," and when the Saint expressed his surprise at so strange a relic, the

    A Child's Book of Saints

  • The Palatine had been settled by the earliest Romans, the Sabines had occupied the Capitoline hill with the Citadel, on one side of the Palatine, and the Albans the Caelian hill, on the other, so the Aventine was assigned to the new-comers.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

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