noun Classical Mythology.
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His praise had always been like the warriors' shields clanging over poor Tarpeia,—precious, but too crushing.Rose MacLeod|Alice Brown
Shall we be buried under them like Tarpeia under the Sabine shields?On Books and the Housing of Them|William Ewart Gladstone
The palace of the Princess Tarpeia was the most celebrated in Rome, one of the most ancient, and certainly the most beautiful.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
Tarpeia meant it in the former sense; Tatius chose to understand it in the latter.
Quibus dolose promissis, Tarpeia Sabinos in arcem perduxit, ubi Tatius scutis eam obrui iussit; nam et ea in laevis habuerant.