Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill (Latin: Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus) is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Forum Romanum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.

It is the etymological origin of the word "palace" and its cognates in other languages (Italian "Palazzo", French "Palais" etc.).

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Hills Of Rome
... The Seven Hills of Rome (Italian Sette colli di Roma) east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city ... The seven hills are Aventine Hill (Latin, Aventinus Italian, Aventino) Caelian Hill (Caelius, Celio) Capitoline Hill (Capitolium, Campidoglio) Esquiline Hill (Esquilinus, Esquilino) Palatine Hill (Palati ... Tradition holds that the seven hills were first occupied by small settlements and not grouped or recognized as a city called Rome ...
Founding Of Rome - Date
... the best chance of sorting out the debate, and indeed recent discoveries on Palatine Hill in Rome have offered good evidence ... Chief among these is a series of fortification walls on the north slope of Palatine Hill that can be dated to the middle of the 8th century BC, when legend says that Romulus plowed a furrow (sulcus) around the ...
Palatine Hill - Etymology
... According to Livy (59 BC – AD 17) the Palatine hill got its name from the Arcadian settlement of Pallantium ...

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