As you know, madam, the Tarpeian Rock is close to the Capitol.
This was near the Tarpeian Rock, which afterward took her name.
Here he was at once condemned, and was hurled from the Tarpeian Rock.
For him, thirty seconds had separated the Capitol from the Tarpeian Rock.
The Tarpeian Rock received its name from the ancient story of Tarpeia.
The Tarpeian Rock was the place where Roman criminals who had been guilty of the crime of treason were executed.
The hurling from the Tarpeian Rock was mild in comparison with other modes of execution.
A temple to Mars was built, and an immense amphitheatre was erected at the foot of the Tarpeian Rock.
Many were forced over the wall at the edge of the Tarpeian Rock, and were killed by their fall.
But even to this day they call the rock in the Capitol the Tarpeian Rock, down which malefactors used to be flung.
rock face on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which persons convicted of treason were thrown headlong, from Latin (mons) Tarpeius "(rock) of Tarpeia," said to have been a Vestal virgin who betrayed the capitol to the Sabines and was buried at the foot of the rock. Her name probably is of Etruscan-Tyrrhenian origin.