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A street of Rome where Cicero, Pompey, and others of the principal Romans lived. From the epithet lautae, which Vergil applies to the Carinae, we may infer that the houses which stood in this quarter of ancient Rome were distinguished by an air of superior elegance and grandeur ( Aen. viii. 361 foll.). The name Carinae is probably derived from the street's position in a hollow between the Coelian, Esquiline, and Palatine hills.

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