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Ōgyges , is, Ōgygus , i, and Ōgy-gĭus , ĭi, m., = Ὠγύγης, Ὤγυγος, Ὠγύγιος,
I.the mythic founder and king of Thebes, in Bœtia, in whose reign a great deluge is said to have occurred: “oppidum Thebae, quod rex Ogyges aedificarit,Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 2: “ante cataclysmon Ogygi,id. ib. § 3: hoc factum Ogyge rege dicebant, Varr. Fragm. ap. Aug. Civ. Dei, 21, 8.—Form Ogygus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 179 Müll.—Form Ogygius, Aug. Civ. Dei, 18, 8.—Hence,
A. Ōgygĭ-dae , ārum, m., the descendants of Ogyges, poet. for the Thebans, Stat. Th. 2, 586.—
B. Ōgygĭus , a, um, adj., = Ὠγύγιος, Ogygian, poet. for Theban: “deus,” i. e. Bacchus, who was especially honored at Thebes, Ov. H. 10, 48; also, “Lyaeus,Luc. 1, 675: “populus,the Thebans, Sen. Oedip. 589: “chelys,” i. e. of Amphion, king of Thebes, Sid. Carm. 16, 3: Ogygia moenia, i. e. Thebae, Paul. ex Fest. p. 178 Müll.
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