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The Aventine Hill is one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Its etymology is traced either from a Latin king or a son of Hercules and a Latin priestess, both called Aventinus. It was a strategic point in controlling trade on the River Tiber, and was fully fortified by 1000 AD.
During Fascism, many deputies of the opposition retired on this hill after the murder of Giacomo Matteotti, here ending - by the so-called "Aventinian Secession" - their presence at the Parliament and consequently their political activity.
 See also
- Rome: Seven hills of Rome, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus
- People: Ancus Marcius, Lucius Opimius, Marcus Fulvius Flaccus, Naevius, Pope Sixtus III
- Things: Bacchanalia, Chariot racing, Sacred fire of Vesta
- Mythology: Roman mythology, Artemis, Bona Dea, Ceres, Cacus, Dionysus, Diana, Heracles, Mercury, Selene, Vertumnus