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Acis
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(Ἀκις; Ákis) Son of  Faunus and a daughter of the river god Symaethus, lover of the Nereid  Galatea, killed out of jealousy by the Cyclops  Polyphemus and turned into the river A. (Ov. Met. 13,780-897). A., most likely the fiume di Jaci, joining north of  Catana (cf. Theoc. 1,69), was proverbial because of its very cold water. Along the river, a temple of the Augustan period was found near Capo Mulini, and near Casalotto a Greek epigram, praising  Priapus, as well as a Latin inscription from the 5th cent. AD [2]. Anth. Pal. 6, 203 did not sing of the therma…

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Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata), “Acis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e111870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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