occurs only in the kingly and the early republican period. We read of a Sp. Tarpeius, who was the governor of the Roman citadel under Romulus, and whose daughter betrayed it to the Sabines [TARPEIA], and of a Sp. Tarpeius Montanus Capitolinus, who was consul in B. C. 454 with A. Aternius Varus Fontinalis. [CAPITOLINUS.