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Palatine Hill

hill in municipio I, Italy

Palatine Hill (Latin: Palatium) also named the Sun Hill was the hill that Rome was built on. Rome later extended to include the seven hills:

Part of the Imperial Palace complex on the Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus.

EtymologyEdit

According to Livy (59 BC17) the Palatine hill got its name from the Arcadian settlement of Pallantium. The term palace itself stems from Palatium.