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  • It is thought that grain was shipped on The Tiber as early as the 5th century BC.
  • It was now about to fall much farther and run to join streams that made their way through the city... to the Tiber.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She wanted to see the original Tiber River, where Lupa the wolf goddess saved Romulus and Remus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Many of them were burned at the stake and tossed unceremoniously into the Tiber River.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • To the west the wide basin of the Tiber River wound enormous arcs across the city.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Tiber will wash it away.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The Tiber Creek and its adjacent canal are open sewers, a breeding ground for typhus, cholera, and dysentery.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Why, you see, he has a good understanding with the shepherds in the plains, the fishermen of the Tiber, and the smugglers of the coast.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • What, thinkest thou, was it that flung Horatius in full armour down from the bridge into the depths of the Tiber?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I will never forget Romulus suckling the Tiber.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms

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  • Oh, there are a few named gangs around, like the River Kings and the Tiber Street Tigers, but here in the Southwest there’s no gang rivalry.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • The Tiber was a Lethe, if the rather doctrinary eulogium made of it by Varus Vibiscus is to be credited: Contra Gracchos Tiberim habemus, Bibere Tiberim, id est seditionem oblivisci.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They had named her river the Tiber and erected a classical capital of pantheons and temples, all adorned with images of history’s great gods and goddesses—Apollo, Minerva, Venus, Helios, Vulcan, Jupiter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There were the big steel engravings on the wall—by Piranesi, in the heavy, scrollwork frames, the Tiber, the Colosseum, some ruined temple.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • And I’ve given you a letter of introduction to Tiberinus, the god of the Tiber River.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He saw a lone warrior standing on a stone bridge, facing an entire army massed on the far side of the Tiber River.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • They were nearing the Tiber now and the broad bridge ramp that spanned the river.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • There is an opinion that the extravagance and dissoluteness of the age had their origin in Rome, and spread thence throughout the empire; that the great cities but reflected the manners of their mistress on the Tiber.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Against the Tiber’s mouth, but far away, An ancient town was seated on the sea; A Tyrian colony; the people made Stout for the war, and studious of their trade: Carthage the name; belov’d by Juno more Than her own Argos, or the Samian shore.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The dark ribbon you see is the Tiber cutting through the light, and those white flakes, like mica, are the large piazze.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • An intense tugging sensation filled his gut, and the Tiber obeyed his will.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Horatius, the Roman general, had single-handedly held off a horde of invaders, sacrificing himself on that bridge to keep the barbarians from crossing the Tiber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • An eastern view of the city and the Tiber was so deeply engraved in Alessandro’s memory that he was able to summon it at will.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He made a smashing gesture with his fists, and the giant hands plunged the gorgons into the Tiber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The Bellatis were preparing to attend a dinner across the Tiber, as they did almost every night.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • His clothes and his skin steamed as if the Tiber’s waters had given him an acid bath.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • When they crossed the Tiber Alessandro had difficulty holding him back, for the horse knew the road and strengthened with each familiar turn.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • In the middle of the Tiber, Frank stumbled around, looking stunned but perfectly fine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Since the war, I’ve slowed down a bit, and lately I’ve had to use this," he said, knocking the cane on the road, "but I’ve rowed on the Tiber, except when it has been bone dry or in flood, for forty years.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • They crossed the Tiber on the Ponte Aventino early enough in the morning for the fishermen to be on the bridge, lowering their square nets from complicated little derricks.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • This might not be a problem, were it not for the Tiber being located a stone’s throw from the Capitol Building, that beautiful unfinished idea that towers above the city like an allegory for the nation itself.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • They heard faraway rolling thunder that began on the sea and tracked toward Rome in masses of black like the clouds of swallows that nest by the Tiber and sometimes obliterate the November sky.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Maybe a hundred nautical miles to the mouth of the Tiber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Letter of intro to the Tiber River god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The night is gloomy, and the Tiber is very near the Via Macello.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Had he known her name, or that he had been close to her on the street half a dozen times without realizing it, or that from his window he could see her house far away across the Tiber, his life might have been different.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • A good penman can make rivers that race to the sea, rivers as wild and dizzy as a flume in the Alps, as choppy as the Isarco, as wide and smooth as the Tiber at Ostia, or as deep as the Po where it rolls into the Adriatic.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The map was hard to read, but it showed a spot on the Tiber River in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Our narrow kingdom here the Tiber bounds; That other side the Latian state surrounds, Insults our walls, and wastes our fruitful grounds.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The guard traced a line with his finger from St. Peter’s Square across the Tiber River and up into the heart of old Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A refuge in Rome, north of the Tiber.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Gunther Glick floored the BBC van’s accelerator and swerved through traffic as he tailed the four speeding Alpha Romeos across the Tiber River on Ponte Margherita.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "The Orontes against the Tiber!" he repeated, with an increase of scornful emphasis.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Taking a bridge across the Tiber, they joined a stream of other men intently on their way to work as if the morning light on all the marble palaces, advancing through the gardens, and filling the perfectly proportioned squares, were nothing.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • There, after a glass of wine with his companion, and the simulated splitting of shares, Alessandro had only to cross the Tiber and he would be home.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • One morning, as they looked out from a forest on the crest of a mountain, they saw Rome silently straddling the Tiber, fresh, pale, and without mass.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She could just barely hear a noise somewhere in the streets that fell to the Tiber.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Frank remembered the two gorgons in the Tiber—the way the river had pulled apart their remains to keep them from re-forming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • She remembered how the gorgons had tried to re-form in the Tiber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • At first Alessandro feared that with the weakening of whatever held back its invisibly buttressed mass, it would collapse and cover the plain of the Tiber.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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