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Tusculum

[tuhs-kyuh-luh m] /ˈtʌs kyə ləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city of Latium, SE of Rome: Roman villas, especially that of Cicero.
Related forms
Tusculan, adjective
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  • Be sure that we see you at Formiæ or Antium, or at Tusculum.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • He spent the greatest part of his time at his country-house near Tusculum.

  • I see that you know of my arrival at Tusculum on the 14th of November.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Tusculum, replied Mr. Cutter, in a tone of complacent reminiscence.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • His ambassadors found the Pope at Tusculum: they were at first sternly refused an audience.

    Life of Thomas Becket Henry Hart Milman
  • They also owned part of Tusculum and were probably related to the Counts of that place.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • I thank you, O Augustus, for the temple and the verses of beginners; but my Tusculum?

  • But no more of these sad thoughts, for here we are at last at the door of my Tusculum.

  • Like the one at Tusculum, it is partly hollowed out of the rocky side of the mountain, partly built of stone and rubble work.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Such hill towns were Rome, Tusculum, and Præneste, for instance.

British Dictionary definitions for Tusculum

Tusculum

/ˈtʌskjʊləm/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Latium near Rome
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