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capitolian


capitolian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capitolian  \Cap`i*to"li*an\,  Capitoline  \Cap"i*to*line\,  a.  [L. 
  capitolinus:  cf  F.  capitolin.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Capitol  in  Rome.  ``Capitolian  Jove.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Capitoline  games}  (Antiq.),  annual  games  instituted  at  Rome 
  by  Camillus,  in  honor  of  Jupter  Capitolinus  on  account  of 
  the  preservation  of  the  Capitol  from  the  Gauls;  when 
  reinstituted  by  Domitian,  arter  a  period  of  neglect,  they 
  were  held  every  fifth  year.