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Perses , ae, m., = Πέρσης.
I. A Persian; v. Persae.—
II. Son of Perseus and Andromeda, the progenitor of the Persians, Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 201.—
III. Son of Sol and Persa, brother of Æetes and Circe, Hyg. Fab. praef.—
IV. The last king of Macedonia, who was conquered by Æmilius Paulus, Cic. Cat. 4, 10, 21; id. Agr. 2, 19, 50; id. Imp. Pomp. 18, 55; id. Tusc. 3, 22, 53; 5, 40, 118; id. N. D. 2, 2, 6; Prop. 4 (5), 11, 39. Called also, after the Gr. form, Perseus, Liv. 40, 57 sq.; 41, 23 sq.; 44, 32 sq.; Just. 32, 2 sq.; Luc. 9, 676.—Gen. Persi, Sall. ap. Charis. p. 52 P.; Tac. A. 4, 55.—Dat. Persi, Cic. Tusc. 5, 40, 118; Liv. 42, 25, 2 al.
B. Hence, Persĭcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to King Perses, Persean: “bellum,Cic. Off. 1, 11, 37; Plin. 18, 11, 28, § 107.
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