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Mantŭa , ae, f.,
I.a city of Gallia Transpadana, on the Mincius, in whose vicinity was Andes, the birthplace of Virgil, still called Mantua, Plin. 3, 19, 23, § 130; Liv. 24, 10, 7; Verg. A. 10, 200: “Mantua Vergilio gaudet,Ov. Am. 3, 15, 7; Sil. 8, 595.— Hence,
II. Mantŭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Mantua or to Virgil, Mantuan, Virgilian: “fama,Stat. S. 4, 7, 26: “Maro,Min. Fel. Octav. 19: “vates,Mart. Cap. 2, § 212; “also called Mantuanus Homerus,Macr. S. 1, 16; “and Mantuanus,id. ib. 5, 1: “carmina,Virgil's poems, Sol. 46.
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