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

  • See Tivoli.

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  • n. a town twenty miles to the east of Rome (Tibur is the ancient name); a summer resort during the Roman empire; noted for its waterfalls


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  • Aurelian was so impressed with her beauty, dignity, intelligence and general queenly bearing, however, that he pardoned her quickly and gave her a villa in Tibur (now Tivoli) where she lived in luxury, becoming a respected socialite, prominent philosopher and wife of a Roman governor and senator - and bearing the ancestors of many prominent Roman citizens.

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  • States such as Tibur and Praeneste, defeated in the Latin War, retained autonomous governments by the treaty of 338.

    f. The Conquest of Italy

  • Of the citizens of the thirty-three Tribes into which the Roman territory was now divided, and which extended north of the Tiber a little beyond Veii, and southward as far as the Liris; though even in this district there were some towns, such as Tibur and Prænesté, which did not possess the

    A Smaller History of Rome

  • There sit Ventidius and seven legions before a town the size of Aricia or Tibur!

    Antony and Cleopatra

  •     Thou surely art at Tibur; and who quarrel will

    Poems and Fragments

  • Out of the opening, as though my words had summoned them, rode the Witch-woman with Tibur beside her, and at their heels the little troop who had watched me from Nansur Bridge.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • Tibur regrets he did not kill you when you came up from the river — urges that no more time be lost in doing so.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • Under leadership of Tibur and Rascha, the others crept through wood and fern-brake to the edge of the clearing opposite the drawbridge.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • I had desired to strike sooner than this, had chafed at the delay, had been reluctant to lay bare my plan to Tibur.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • “I do not like Tibur to Iook on me — not now!” she said.

    Dwellers in the Mirage


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