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Tusculum

[tuhs-kyuh-luh m]
noun
  1. an ancient city of Latium, SE of Rome: Roman villas, especially that of Cicero.
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Related formsTus·cu·lan, 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


British Dictionary definitions for tusculan

Tusculan

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

noun
  1. an ancient city in Latium near Rome
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