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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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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.
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.
The paintings come from the National Art Gallery of Bologna and the Capitoline Museum in Rome, respectively.
The celebrated gilt state of Hercules also survived the ravages of time but is now housed in the Capitoline Museum.
The website contains a host of time-saving data, including new visitor-flow timetables for busy tourist sites, from the Capitoline Museums in Rome to the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.
They employed the neoclassical style of architecture, the Palladian style, for their state buildings; and they named the building that housed Congress Capitol Hill (spelled with an o), after Rome's Capitoline Hill.
John Lockwood writes about Twain's "The Legend of the Capitoline Venus" hoax and a later imitation of the same stratagem.
Special programs included docent tours of the Caravaggio Connoisseurship: Saint Francis in Meditation and the Capitoline Fortune Teller exhibition at William and Mary's prestigious Muscarelle Museum of Art and Military through the Ages at Jamestown Settlement.
Hewn from fine-grained marble, the sculpture is modelled after an almost identical bust in the Capitoline Museums in Rome.
A couple of blocks from the Capitoline hill, the site of the most important temple of ancient Rome overlooking the Roman Forum, transformed in the Renaissance by Michelangelo and from which all capital cities take their cue, it is equally close to the ruins of Republican and Imperial Rome, such as the Theatre of Marcellus and the Roman forum.
Capitoline is the mother of Yves and she finds it difficult to talk about what happened to her son.
She defines art museums historically here in terms of the "universal survey" museum centered on ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and Renaissance Italian painting and drawing, and sees the earliest institution of international importance of this type as the Capitoline Museum.