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  1. one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
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Examples from the Web for esquiline

Historical Examples

  • Such was the ground at the Esquiline gate, which Augustus gave Mæcenas for his gardens.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • These two hills were named the Esquiline and Quirinal hills.

  • Thus they escaped the fire, which in general had not reached the other slope of the Esquiline.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • He understood that to free Lygia from the Esquiline dungeons was not to be dreamed of.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • From over the Esquiline came the shrill trumpeting of a cock.

    Under the Witches' Moon

    Nathan Gallizier

British Dictionary definitions for esquiline


  1. one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
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