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^cĕres (also ^cĕrenses , or perh. Lūcĕrēses , Paul. ex Fest. p. 119, 10), ium, m.,
I.an Etruscan tribe, whose union with the Ramnes (Latins) and Taties (Sabines) gave rise to the oldest Roman state. Romulus named after them one of his three centuries of horsemen: “Luceres, ut Junius, a Lucumone,Varr. L. L. 5, §§ 55 and 81 Müll.; Cic. Rep. 2, 8, 14; 2, 20, 36; Liv. 1, 13, 8; 1, 36, 2; Prop. 4 (5), 1, 31; Ov. F. 3, 131: “hinc Taties Ramnesque viri Lŭceresque coloni,Prop. 4 (5), 1, 31.
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