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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. One of the "seven hills" of Rome, situated southeast of the Capitoline and north-northeast of the Aventine. It borders on the Roman Forum; is the traditional seat of the city founded by Romulus; was the seat of private and later of imperial residences; and contains many antiquities.


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  • But instead of following the masses, take a detour up to Palatine Hill, which is not only jam-packed with history the Imperial Palace, the house of Livia and Augustus, the Flavian Palace, but also has an unrivaled view of Circus Maximus and the Coliseum itself.

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  • One, in especial, called the Palatine Hill, rose separately, with a flat top and steep sides, about four hundred yards from the river, and girdled in by the other six.

    Young Folks' History of Rome

  • Palatine Hill, which is entirely covered with the ruins of the Cæsars '

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  • It's on the other side of the Palatine Hill, which is right next to the Roman Forum and right by the Colosseum. Recent Updates

  • Celer lived up on the Palatine Hill, on Victory Rise, close to the house of Catulus, in a street of fine residences overlooking the Forum.


  • A combination of jurymen, bodyguards, and clients cleared a path for Cicero through the Forum and up the Palatine Hill to his home.


  • We sat in the garden of Lucius's opulent house on the Palatine Hill.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • Even before he was given the title “Augustus” and the powers that effectively made him sole ruler of the Roman Empire, the emperor-to-be purchased several houses on the Palatine Hill and began a remodeling project that would unite them into a single residence.

    2008 March archive at

  • As of tomorrow, Monday 10 March, changes are afoot at the Forum Romanum and the Palatine Hill.

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  • This weekend, archaeologists in Rome have announced a new discovery amongst the complex jumble of ruins on the Palatine Hill.

    2008 January 06 archive at


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