In Roman mythology, Tarpeia, daughter of the Roman commander Spurius Tarpeius, was a Vestal virgin who betrayed the city of
Rome to the Sabines at the time of their women's abduction for what she thought would be a reward of jewelry. She was instead
crushed to death and her body cast from the southern cliff of Rome's Capitoline Hill, thereafter called after her the Tarpeian
Rock (Rupes Tarpeia).