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Mărīca , ae, f.,
I.a nymph in the territory of Minturnæ, on the river Liris, the fabled mother of the Latins, Verg. A. 7, 47; Serv. acc. to Lact. 1, 21, 23, Circe, who was deified after her death. After her was named the lucus Maricae, the grove consecrated to her, Liv. 27, 37; “called also, silva Maricae,Mart. 13, 83, 1; “and, querceta Maricae, Claud. Cons. Prob. et Olybr. 259: palus Maricae,the lake near Minturnæ, where Marius hid himself after his flight from Sylla, Vell. 2, 19, 2.—As subst.: Mărīca , ae, i. e. Minlurnæ, Hor. C. 3, 17, 7: “regna Maricae,the territory of Minturnæ, Liv. 2, 424.
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