Tarpeia

[ tahr-pee-uh ]
/ tɑrˈpi ə /

noun Classical Mythology.

a vestal virgin who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was crushed under their shields when she claimed a reward.

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Tarpeia
/ (tɑːˈpiːə) /

noun

(in Roman legend) a vestal virgin, who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was killed by them when she requested a reward
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