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a family of the Aelia gens, which claimed a high antiquity, and pretended to be descended from the mythical hero, Lamus. [LAMUS.] No member of this family is, however, mentioned till the end of the republic, but it was reckoned under the empire one of the noblest families in Rome. (Hor. Carm. 3.17; Juv. 4.154, 6.385.)

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