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Tarpeia

Tarpeia

[tahr-pee-uh]
Tarpeia, in Roman legend, a Roman woman who betrayed her city to the Sabines for what they wore on their left arms (their gold bracelets). As they entered Rome they crushed her under a mound of shields, which they also wore on their left arms. The Tarpeian rock at Rome, from which criminals were thrown to death, bears her name.
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