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The highest of the seven hills of ancient Rome. It was the historic and religious center of the city.

Cap′i·to·line′ adj.


(ˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪn; kəˈpɪtəʊ-)
(Placename) the Capitoline the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome. The temple of Jupiter was on the southern summit and the ancient citadel on the northern summit
1. (Placename) of or relating to the Capitoline or the temple of Jupiter
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Capitoline or the temple of Jupiter


(ˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪn)
1. one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
2. of or pertaining to the Capitoline or to the ancient temple of Jupiter that stood on this hill.
[1610–20; < Latin Capitōlīnus; see Capitol, -ine1]
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He was sitting at vespers on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, the center of ancient Roman greatness, and the barefooted Catholic friars were singing the service of the hour in the shabby church which has long since supplanted the Roman Capitol.
So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
Emerge at the Piazza del Campidoglio with its magnificent buildings housing the Capitoline Museums.
In the pageantry surrounding Giuliano's 1513 Capitoline investiture, for example, Giuliano and Leo's Roman mother, Glance Orsini, was personified in a quasi-dramatic scene.
The Vatican and the Capitoline museums in Rome had yielded the Apollo Belvedere, the Venus di Medici, the Discobolus, the Laocoon and the Dying Gaul plus sixty or more other pieces.
According to Suetonius, Domitian VI, the emperor waived a formal triumph; instead 'lauream modo Capitolino Iovi rettulit' ['he merely dedicated a laurel to Capitoline Jupiter'].
C is for Capitoline: The city center since ancient times, the Capitoline Hill was designed primarily by Michelangelo.
He was, however, unsuccessful in the Capitoline competition at Rome, probably on its third celebration in 94, and shortly afterward returned to Neapolis.
Yet you brought about at the meetings of the Senate on the Capitoline splendid decrees [such as the one] that " no tablet containing any grant of exemption from taxes after the Ides of March, or any grant, was to be posted".
So did curial prelates, committees of cardinals, clerical and lay judges, and the laymen who made up the Senate and the Roman People with its seat on the Capitoline hill.
Italian astronomer Caterina Scarpellini observed the falling stars from the Capitoline Observatory, located in a tower overlooking the ancient Roman Forum.
During the remaining decades of his life, spent mainly in Rome, he painted the celebrated Last Judgment on the end wall of the Sistine Chapel (1542), erected the Palazzo Farnese (1547), laid out the current plan of the Capitoline Hill, and erected the dome of St.