Tarpean rock
Rome, Capitolium Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Tarpean rock.

Rome, Capitolium

The cliff was named after Tarpea, who betrayed Romans and opened the gate for the Sabines and was killed by them for her treason. The Tarpean rock became the place of execution of traitors, who were flung down from the cliff.
(ńń) 2005. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
© Text: GIOVANNI D’ANNA “LEGGENDE E TRADIZIONI DELL’ANTICA ROMA”, ARCHEO, N. 31, p. 28—29. Istituto Geografico De Agostini S.p.A. — Novara
Keywords: Tarpean rock Capitolium Capitoline hill death penalty place Tarpea
History of Ancient Rome