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Circēii , ōrum (abl. Circēis, Hor. S. 2, 4, 33 K. and H.), m., = Κιρκαῖον,
I.the town of Circeii, near the promontory of the same name, in Latium; acc to the fable, named after Circe, who fled hither from Colchis (cf. the preced. art.), now Circello, Mel. 2, 4, 9; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 56 sq.; Cic. Att. 15, 10 fin.; Liv. 1, 56, 3; distinguished for its excellent oysters, Hor S. 2, 4, 33 Heind.— Hence,
II. Circēiensis , e, adj., of Circeii: “ostreae,Plin. 32, 6, 21, § 62.—In plur.: Circēienses , lum, m., the inhabitants of Circeii, Cic. N D 3, 19, 48; Liv 6, 17, 7.
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