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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.
Alphonsus Church on the Via Merulana on Esquiline Hill in Rome.
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.
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.
By the end of the sixteenth century, Villa Montalto's vast acreage atop the Esquiline Hill constituted the largest estate bounded by the walls of Rome, declaring its owners' wealth through its sheer size.
According to Suetonius' Life (chap 59), his body was taken to the horti Lamiani, the site of an imperial pleasure gardens on the Esquiline Hill. There he was quickly cremated and buried under a light covering of turf.