Palatine Hill facts

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:

Circus Maximus et Domus Augustana - Rome 111001
Part of the Imperial Palace complex on the Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus.
  • Palatine
  • Aventine
  • Capitoline
  • Quirinal
  • Viminal
  • Esquiline
  • Caelian


According to Livy (59 BC – 17) the Palatine hill got its name from the Arcadian settlement of Pallantium. The term palace itself stems from Palatium.


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