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Praeneste

[pree-nes-tee]
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noun
  1. ancient name of Palestrina.
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Historical Examples

  • He who arrived first at Praeneste was enjoined to wait there for his colleague.

    History of Rome, Vol III

    Titus Livius

  • 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