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MAMERS

was the Oscan name of the god Mars. (Paul. Diac. p. 131, ed. Müller.) Varro (De Ling. Lat. 5.73; comp. Plut. Num. 21), on the other hand, calls Mamers the Sabine name of the god. The Romans worshipped Mamers as a rustic divinity, and reckoned- him among the country Lares. (Cato, de Re Rust. 83, 141.) The ancients derived the name of the Mamertines in Messana from the god Mamers.

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