Palatine Hill

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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.

Etymology[change | edit source]

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