(Tullianum). Ancient prison in Rome under Ch. of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami; tradition identifies it as the place of imprisonment of Paul and Peter. Called Mamertine perhaps because of nearby temple of Mars Ultor (Mamertini: children of Mars) or from the name of an owner of the property; called Tullianum either by connection with Servius Tullius or from a non-extant Lat. word tullus, spring, indicating a well-chamber.
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