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Clărŏs , i, f., = Κλάρος,
I.a small town in Ionia, near Colophon, celebrated for a temple and an oracle of Apollo, now the village Zilleh, Ov M. 1, 516; cf. Tac. A. 2, 54.— Hence,
II. Clărĭus , a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Claros, Clarian.
A. As an epithet of Apollo: “Clarii Apollinis fanum, specus, oraculum, simulacrum,Mel. 1, 17, 2; Plin. 2, 103, 106, § 232; Tac. A. 2, 54; 12, 22: “deus,Ov. A. A. 2, 80; id. M. 11, 413; id. F. 1, 20.—Subst.: Clărĭus , ii, m., Apollo, Verg. A. 3, 360 Serv.; Stat. Th. 8, 199.—
B. As an epithet of the poet Antimachus. of Colophon (prob. since claros was near Colophon, and, as devoted to Apollo, it appeared a suitable appel. of a poet), Ov. Tr. 1, 6, 1 Jahn (but in Cic. Brut. 51, 191, the best read. is: Antimachum, clarum poëtam).
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