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Astĕrĭa , ae, or -ē , ēs, f., = Ἀστερίη.
I. The daughter of Polus and Phœbe, mother of the fourth Hercules: “Asteria,Cic. N. D. 3, 16, 42: Asterie, Hyg. Fab. prooem.—
II. Daughter of the Titan Cœus, changed by Jupiter into a quail, and thrown into the sea: “Asterie,Ov. M. 6, 108; Hyg. Fab. 53. —In the place where she was cast down— the island of Delos—arose Ortygia (quail island); hence called,
IV. An ancient name of the island of Rhodes, Plin. 5, 31, 36, § 132.—
V. Astĕriē , a female proper name, Hor. C. 3, 7.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6.108
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 3.16
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