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Păros (-us ), i, f., = Πάρος,
I.one of the Cyclades, famous for its white marble and as the birthplace of the poet Archilochus, now Paro, Mel. 2, 7, 11; Plin. 4, 12, 22, § 67; Nep. Milt. 7, 2; Liv. 31, 15: “marmoreamque Paron,Ov. M. 7, 465; cf.: “Olearon niveamque Paron,Verg. A. 3, 126.—Hence,
II. Părĭus , a, um, adj., Parian: crimine Pario accusatus, with respect to Paros (the failure to capture Paros), Nep. Milt. 8, 1: “Glycerae nitor Splendentis Pario marmore purius,Hor. C. 1, 19, 5: “marmor,Ov. P. 4, 8, 31; Petr. 126: “lapis,Verg. A. 1, 592; Vulg. Esth. 1, 6: “iambi,of Archilochus, Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 23.—In plur.: Părĭi , ōrum, m., the inhabitants of Paros, the Parians, Liv. 31, 31; Nep Milt. 7, 4; Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 14.
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