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Tusculum

[tuhs-kyuh-luh m] /ˈtʌs kyə ləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city of Latium, SE of Rome: Roman villas, especially that of Cicero.
Related forms
Tusculan, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • In 1709 he published critical notes on the tusculan Disputations.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899 George A. Aitken
  • It seems to be framed upon the model of the tusculan Questions,—with what success those who have read it may easily determine.

  • Let us therefore return to the "tusculan Disputations" which you often quote, with their reasons why death is not to be feared.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • He gives further commissions as to statues, and declares of his tusculan villa that he is happy only when he is there.

    Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • One letter only was written from the country, to Atticus, from his tusculan villa, and that is of no special moment.

    Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Culleo's auction has taken place: there was no purchaser for his tusculan property.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • I am so delighted with my tusculan villa that I never feel really happy till I get there.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • My tusculan and Pompeian properties please me immensely, except that they have overwhelmed me—me, the scourge of debt!

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • I have advertised my tusculan property for sale; I don't much care for a suburban residence.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • I have constructed some new sitting-rooms in a miniature colonnade on my tusculan property.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for tusculan

Tusculan

/ˈtʌskjʊlən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ancient Italian city of Tusculum or its inhabitants

Tusculum

/ˈtʌskjʊləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Latium near Rome
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