De Verborum Significatu

Paulus Diaconus

Curtilacum appellatur a Curtio, qui eo loco in profundissimum se ob salutem Romani populi proiecit hiatum.

The Lacus Curtius is named for Curtius, who threw himself into a very deep chasm in that place, for the sake of the safety of the Roman people.

Translation by Jane W. Crawford, © 2001.