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Alcĭnŏus , i, m., = Ἀλκίνοος,
I.a king of the Phœacians, by whom Ulysses, in his wanderings, was entertained as guest, Ov. P. 2, 9, 42; Prop. 1, 14, 24; Hyg. Fab. 23, 125. On account of the luxury that prevailed at his court, Horace called luxurious young men juventus Alcinoi, voluptuaries, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 29 (cf. the words of Alcinous in Hom. Od. 8, 248). His love for horticulture (cf. Hom. Od. 7, 112 sq.) was also proverbial: pomaque et Alcinoi silvae, fruit-trees, Verg. G. 2, 87: “Alcinoi pomaria,Stat. S. 1, 3, 81.—Hence, Alcinoo dare poma, of any thing superfluous (as in silvam ligna ferre, Hor. S. 1, 10, 34, and in Gr. γλαῦκ̓ εἰς Ἀθήνας), Ov. P. 4, 2, 10; Mart. 7, 41.
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