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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.
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(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
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(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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Townhall in Senator's Palace, Capitol Square, Capitoline Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy
The youth's head is modelled on the 1st-century bronze statue of Camillus in Rome's Capitoline Museums.
The team from the Italian capital has a logo depicting Romulus and Remus -- the mythical founders of the city -- being suckled by the Capitoline Wolf, alluding to the creation of the city.
(Under those systems, the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1) What are the Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline and Caelian?
The current crest - which was adapted from a design the club used when they were formed back in 1927 - features Rome's famous founders, twin brothers Romulus and Remus, as infants being suckled by the city's iconic Capitoline Wolf.
The Corsini family is one of Florence's oldest, going back back to the Middle Ages with members including Pope Clemente XII, who ruled from 1730 to 1740, founding Rome's Capitoline Museums and commissioning the Trevi Fountain.
E una rimemorazione profondamente siglata dall'immaginario felliniano (e tenuta a distanza di sicurezza dalle piu tetre risonanze della Roma fascista e nazista), ma nondimeno capace di immergersi nell'archivio delle forme culturali capitoline per elaborare una testimonianza audiovisiva talmente 'autenticata' da poter essere assunta come testimonianza fattualmente 'vera' (Montani 7-9).
And so you're dismissed to a meseum, for Muses to abuse Caption: ABOVE Satiro della Valle, Capitoline Museums, Rome
This claim to authenticity was reinforced by the emperor Hadrian who, bitter over the Jewish wars, filled in the site (actually a quarry) to provide a level base for his Capitoline temple to honor pagan gods.