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Palaee

originally meant a dwelling on the Palʹatine Hill of Rome. This hill was so called from Paʹlēs, a pastoral deity, whose festival was celebrated on April 21st, the “birthday of Rome,” to commemorate the day when Romʹulus, the wolf-child, drew the first furrow at the foot of the hill, and thus laid the foundation of the “Roma Quadraʹta,” the most aneient part of the city. On this hill Augustus built his mansion, and his example was followed by Tibeʹrius and Nero. Under the last-named emperor, all private houses on the hill had to be pulled down to make room for “The Golden House,” called the Palaʹtium, the palace of palaces. It continued to be the residence of the Roman emperors to the time of Alexander Seveʹrus. (See Pallace.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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