Definition of Tarpeia in English:

Tarpeia

proper noun

  • One of the Vestal Virgins, the daughter of a commander of the Capitol in ancient Rome. According to legend she betrayed the citadel to the Sabines in return for whatever they wore on their arms, hoping to receive their golden bracelets; however, the Sabines killed her by throwing their shields on to her.

Pronunciation:

Tarpeia

/tɑːˈpiːə/