Example sentences for: palatine

How can you use “palatine” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Some investigators, noting evidence for a Latin word ruma meaning `breast,' have concluded that Rome owes its name to the supposed shape of the Palatine Hill as it appeared to the eye of an exceptionally determined observer.

  • The adjacent Palatine Hill, which was eventually reserved for imperial structures (whence our words palace and palatial ), was derived from the name of Pallas , son of Evander, a Greek who according to epic tradition settled on the site of Rome centuries before its “real” founding.

  • Legend says Rome was founded by Romulus, sired with twin brother Remus by Mars of a Vestal Virgin and abandoned on the Palatine Hill to be suckled by a she-wolf.

  • South of the Roman Forum, a slope leads up to the Palatine Hill, Rome’s legendary birthplace and today a romantic garden, dotted with toppled columns among the wild flowers and spiny acanthus shrubs.

  • Take them in your stride, avoid the midday sun in the shadeless Forum, and finish your visit with a picnic and siesta on the Palatine.

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