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Varro, On The Latin Language, 5.40-5.41


nanPrata 'meadows' are named from this, that they are parata 'prepared' without labour. Rura 'country-lands' are so called because in the fields the same operations must be done every year rursum 'again,' that you may again get their fruits. Sulpicius writes, however, that it is a just right for the country-lands of the populace to be divided for lavish distribution as bonus to discharged soldiers. Praedia 'estates' are named, as also praedes 'bondsmen,' from pruestare 'to offer as security' because these, when given as pledge to the official authorities, praestent 'guarantee' the good faith of the party in the case.


nanVII. Where Rome now is, was called the Septimontium from the same number of hills which the City afterwards embraced within its walls; of which the Capitoline got its name because here, it is said, when the foundations of the temple of Jupiter were being dug, a human caput 'head' was found. This hill was previously called the Tarpeian, from the Vestal Virgin Tarpeia, who was there killed by the Sabines with their shields and buried; of her name a reminder is left, that even now its cliff is called the Tarpeian Rock.


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1. Varro, On The Latin Language, 5.37, 5.41-5.42 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

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dionysus of halicarnassus Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
etymology, etymological Pezzini and Taylor,Language and Nature in the Classical Roman World (2019)" 147
festivals and rites, parilia Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
language, linguistics, power of words Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 122, 123
livy Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
morphology, inflectional declinatio naturalis, inflection' Pezzini and Taylor,Language and Nature in the Classical Roman World (2019)" 147
propertius Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
rome ara pacis, capitoline or mons tarpeius Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
rome ara pacis, porta pandana Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 122
romulus and camillus, and roman places Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 123
varro Pezzini and Taylor,Language and Nature in the Classical Roman World (2019)" 147; Welch, Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth (2015) 122, 123