capitolian

Capitolian

Cap`i*to"li*an\, Capitoline \Cap"i*to*line\, a. [L. capitolinus: cf. F. capitolin.] Of or pertaining to the Capitol in Rome. "Capitolian Jove." --Macaulay.

Capitoline games (Antiq.), annual games instituted at Rome by Camillus, in honor of Jupter Capitolinus, on account of the preservation of the Capitol from the Gauls; when reinstituted by Domitian, arter a period of neglect, they were held every fifth year.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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