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[1] Son of Tiber and Manto, founder of Mantua

Son of the Tiber and Manto, daughter of Teiresias or Hercules. B., also named Ocnus (Aucnus) (Verg. Aen. 10,198), is said to have founded the city of Mantua and named it after his mother. According to others (Serv. Aen.) B. founded Felsina, later to become Bononia (Bologna); Virgil (Ecl. 9,60) mentions B.'s grave.


F. E. Brenk, War and the shepherd. The tomb of B. in V…

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Bloch, René (Berne) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Bianor”, 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 16 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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