Latinus
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[1] Mythical ancestor of the Latin people

(Greek Λατῖνος; Latînos). Mythical eponymous ancestor of the Latini. According to the Greek version, L. and his brother Agrius are the sons of Odysseus and Circe and kings of the Tyrrheni on the Island of the Blessed (Hes. Theog. 1011ff.). Servius (Aen. 12,164), who refers to a no longer identifiable Greek author, takes up this origin of L., but identifies him as the found…

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Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva), Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster) and Montanari, Franco (Pisa), “Latinus”, 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 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e632380>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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