Aventine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aventine A post of security or defense. "Into the castle's tower,
      The only Aventine that now is left him."
    • a Aventine Pertaining to Mons Aventinus, one of the seven hills on which Rome stood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The seven hills of Rome are the Palatine (on which the original city was built), the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.
    • Aventine Appellative of one of the seven hills on which Rome was built. According to a legend, it was called Mons Aventinus, or the Aventine hill, from an aboriginal king Aventinus who was buried there.
    • n Aventine A post of defense or safety; security; defense.
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Usage

In literature:

From the Aventine came the sound of bells.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
A temple was dedicated to her on the Aventine hill by Servius Tullius, who is said to have first introduced the worship of this divinity into Rome.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
The man in the little hut on the Aventine had shown him the way how to lay down his burden of weakness and of sin.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
They then marched to the Aventine Hill, where they selected ten military tribunes.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
First comes the AVENTINE.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The Region includes the Aventine, Monte Testaccio, and the baths of Caracalla.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
He hides on the Aventine, and the Aventine is stormed.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
Afterwards, Aventin, Krantz, and Miinster openly contradict it.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
The Pope had taken refuge at Santa Sabina on the Aventine.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Another shining light in that Aventine circle was Asella, who had been dedicated to the Church from her tenth year.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
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In news:

Renovated Mount Aventine opens museum.
Carlos Santamaria, vice president of Engineering Services with Glenborough, discusses why they decided to drive energy efficiency and sustainability at the Aventine to a very high level.
Aventine Announces Reopening of Aurora East Plant.
More than 1,000 roses bloom late each spring at Rome's Municipal Rose Garden on the eastern side of the Aventine Hill.
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