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 (ĕs′kwə-līn′, -lĭn)
One of the seven hills of ancient Rome. Nero's Golden House and Trajan's hot baths were in the area.

Es′qui·line′ adj.
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(Placename) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
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(ˈɛs kwəˌlaɪn)

one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
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Pope Liberius built a church on the site of the snow fall in the Esquiline Hill, which was later enlarged and consecrated by Pope Sixtus III in 435.
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The corner of the Palatine Hill where the stage is going up is on the site of Nero's Domus Transitoria, a palace complex that stretched over to his Golden House on the Esquiline Hill, now behind the Colosseum.
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Through the window, in the distance, a temple and hills can be seen, perhaps alluding to Mount Parnassus, where Minerva and the Muses resided, or to Esquiline Hill in Rome, where the Temple of Minerva Medica was dedicated to Minerva as Goddess of Wisdom, Medicine, and the Arts.
Christopher Hibbert takes a more traditional stance, asserting: "The seven hills of Rome are usually taken to be the Palatine, the Esquiline, the Viminal, the Quirinal, the Capitol, the Caelian and the Aventine.
then the wolves and vultures of the Esquiline will scatter your unburied limbs ...
Write on, crie on, yawle to the common sort Of thickskin'd auditours: such rotten stuffs, More fit to fill the paunch of Esquiline, Then feed the hearings of judiciall eares, Yee shades tryumphe, while foggy Ignorance Clouds bright Apollos beauty : Time will cleere, The misty dullnesse of Spectators Eeys, Then woefull hisses to your fopperies, O age when every Scriveners boy shall dippe Prophaning quills into Thessaliaes Spring, When every artist prentice that hath read The pleasant pantry of conceipts, shall dare, To write as confident as Hercules.
I suddenly had this image of Roman kids in togas taking the wheels of their chariots (we called them steering carts) to create makeshift sledges which they used on hills like the Esquiline where the Emperor Nero had his famed Golden House.
All the hotels (Mediterraneo, Atlantico, Massimo DOAzeglio and Nord) are centrally located, three on Via Cavour on Esquiline Hill, the highest of the Seven Hills of Rome, easy walking distance to the Coliseum Opera House, Piazza Republica, Via Veneto, Spanish Steps and the termini.