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nd one of whose women was the heroine of the myth of Tarpeia which circulated in so many versions. There was a statue of Tarpeia in the temple of Jupiter in the Porticus Metelli (Fest. 363). For some discussion of this question and references to the abundant literature, see Sanders, Univ. of Michigan Studies, i. I-47; Pais, Anc. Legends 96-108; Storia 12. 430, 538; Rev. Arch. 1908, i. 64-74; Rosch. v. 111-116. That Tarpeius mons continued in use to some extent is shown by an inscription of 259 A.D. (NS 1892, 407; CIL vi. 37170: deae Virgini Caelestis praesentissimo numini loci montis Tarpei), and there seems to be no doubt that it was sometimes applied to the whole Capitoline hill, but, like Capitolinus, that it was also used of the southern summit alone. Rupes Tarpeia is clearly identified by Varro (LL, v. 41) with saxum Tarpeium, but nowhere in extant Latin literature is this name found in connection with the execution of criminals. In several passages it is closely connected with t