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Praeneste

[pree-nes-tee] /priˈnɛs ti/
noun
1.
ancient name of Palestrina.
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  • He who arrived first at Praeneste was enjoined to wait there for his colleague.

  • It was yet noon when Adrian beheld before him the lofty mountains that shelter Palestrina, the Praeneste of the ancient world.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • He would have run away and joined the gladiators when they rose at Praeneste had I not dissuaded him.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • He usually travelled in a litter, and by night: and so slow, that he was two days in going to Praeneste or Tibur.

  • Cicero during his consulship speaks of one at Rome, and there were others before his time at Capua and Praeneste.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Imperator (Impera′tor) was a name of Jupiter, given to him at Praeneste.

  • More than one allusion indicates that the citizens of Praeneste were especially regarded as butts by the wits of Rome19.

  • Praeneste, on the other hand, which must formerly have been subject to the Æquians, now appears as an independent town.

  • Then with a hearty adieu to Scopus Beric placed himself at the head of his band and struck off by the road to Praeneste.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • More than one allusion indicates that the citizens of Praeneste were especially regarded as butts by the wits of Rome.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar

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