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Dardănus , i, m., Δάρδανος.
I. The son of Jupiter and Electra of Arcadia, founder of the city Dardania, in Troas, and ancestor of the royal race of Troy, Att. ap. Schol. Bern. ad Verg. G. 1, 502 (v. 653 Ribb.); Verg. A. 8, 134 Serv.; 6, 650; 3, 167 al.; cf. Heyne Verg. A. 3 Excurs. 6; Lact. 1, 23, 3: acc. Dardanon, Ov. F. 4, 31. —
B. Hence,
1. Dardănus , a, um, adj., Dardanian, poet. for Trojan: “praeda,Prop. 1, 19, 14: “puppis,” i. e. of Aeneas, id. 4, 1, 40 (5, 1, 40 M.): “arma,Verg. A. 2, 618: “pubes,id. ib. 5, 119: “gens,Hor. Od. 1, 15, 10: “Troja,Ov. Tr. 5, 10, 4; also for Roman, as the Romans were descendants of Aeneas: “ductor,” i. e. the Roman, Scipio Africanus, Sil. 1, 14.—
2. Dardănĭus , a, um, adj., Dardanian, poet. for Trojan: “gentes, Att. ap. Apul. de Deo Soc. 24 (v. 523 Ribbeck): gens,Verg. A. 1, 602: “Aeneae,id. ib. 1, 494; 6, 169; cf. “carinae,” i. e. of Aeneas, id. ib. 4, 658; “and pinus, the same,Ov. F. 1, 519: “Anchisae,Verg. A. 1, 617; 9, 647: “Iulus (son of Aeneas),Ov. M. 15, 767: “Roma,id. ib. 15, 431: “vates,” i. e. Helenus, id. ib. 13, 335: “advena,” i. e. Paris, id. H. 8, 42: “senex,” i. e. Priam, id. Tr. 3, 5, 38: “triumphus,Prop. 2, 14, 1 (3, 6, 1 M): “minister,” i. e. Ganymedes, Mart. 11, 104, et saep.—
b. Subst.: Dardănia , ae, f.,
(α). the city Dardania, founded by Dardanus on the Hellespont, S. W. of Abydos (whence its mod. name, the Dardanelles), Ov. Tr. 1, 10, 25. Oftener, esp. in Vergil,
(β). poet. for Troja, Verg. A. 2, 281; 325; 3, 52; Ov. H. 16, 57.—
3. Dardănĭdes , ae, m., son or descendant of Dardanus: “Ilus,Ov. F. 6, 419.—Absol. for Aeneas, Verg. A. 10, 545; 12, 775.—In plur. for Trojan: “pastores,id. ib. 2, 59.—Absol. for Trojans, id. ib. 2, 72; 445 et saep.—
4. Dardănis , ĭdis, f., adj., Dardanian, poet. for Trojan: “matres,Ov. M. 13, 412: “nurus,id. H. 16, 194; 17, 212: “Caieta (founded by Trojans),Mart. 10, 30.—Absol. for Creüsa, Verg. A. 2, 787.
II. A magician of Phoenicia, Plin. 30, 1, 2, § 9; App. Mag. p. 331, 14.—Hence,
2. Dardănius , a, um, adj., of Dardanus: poet. for Magic, artes, Col. 10, 358.
III. A Stoic philosopher otherwise unknown, Cic. Ac. 2, 22, 69.
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