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[see-lee-uh n]
  1. the southeastern hill of the seven hills of ancient Rome.
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Historical Examples of caelian

  • Caligula connected the hill with the Forum, and Nero opened up an entrance towards the Caelian.


    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • A week afterward he went to dine at a beautiful villa on the Caelian Hill, and, on arriving, dismissed his hired vehicle.

    Daisy Miller

    Henry James

  • Three had been brought up in the monastery on the Caelian, and one at least would now make an excellent interpreter.

  • They erected on the Caelian hill a magnificent palace, and as soon as it was finished, invited Aurelian to supper.

  • He gave his own palace on the Caelian Hill as a site for a Christian temple.

British Dictionary definitions for caelian


  1. the southeasternmost of the Seven Hills of Rome
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