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Prō^serpĭna , ae, f., = Περσεφόνη.
I. Proserpine, daughter of Ceres and Jupiter, and wife of Pluto, who seized her as she was gathering flowers in Sicily, and carried her away to the infernal regions: “Cereris Proserpina puer,Naev. 2, 18; cf. Cic. N. D. 3, 21, 53; 3, 34, 83; Ov. M. 5, 391; Hyg. Fab. 146.—
II. Poet., for the Lower World: “sed me Imperiosa trahit Proserpina: vive, valeque,Hor. S. 2, 5, 109.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5.391
    • Horace, Satires, 2.5.109
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 3.21
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