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One of the seven hills of ancient Rome. The most southeasterly of the hills, it was densely populated until much of it was devastated by a fire in ad 27.

Cae′li·an adj.


(Placename) the southeasternmost of the Seven Hills of Rome


(ˈsi li ən)

the southeasternmost of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
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A week afterward he went to dine at a beautiful villa on the Caelian Hill, and, on arriving, dismissed his hired vehicle.
The circular dining space, part of Nero's Golden Palace on Rome's Palatine, Esquiline and Caelian hills, was rotated by an impressive piece of machinery which "represents a unique element of Roman architecture", the National Centre for Scientific Research said in a statement.