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Pella , ae, and Pellē , ēs, f., = Πέλλα,
I.a city of remote antiquity in Macedonia, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, now Alaklisi, or Apostolus, Plin. 4, 10, 17, § 34; Liv. 44, 46; 36, 7; 42, 51; Cic. Att. 3, 8, 2.— Hence,
II. Pellaeus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pella, Pellœan.
A. Lit.: “unus Pellaeo juveni non sufficit orbis,” i.e. for Alexander, Juv. 10, 168; “also: ductor,Luc. 3, 233: “tyrannus,Mart. 9, 44, 7: “Pellaeus Eoum qui domuit Porum,Claud. II. Cons. Honor. 373: “Pellaeo ponte Niphaten adstrinxit,Sil. 13, 765: “Pellaei proles vesana Philippi,Luc. 10, 20.—
B. Transf.
1. Macedonian: “gladius,Luc. 9, 1073: “sarissae,id. 8, 298: “aula,Claud. II. Cons. Stil. 32. —
2. Alexandrian (because Alexander founded Alexandria, in Egypt): “Pellaeae arces,Luc. 9, 153: “muri,id. 10, 511: “gula (because the Alexandrians were famous gourmands),Mart. 13, 85.—
3. In a gen. sense, Egyptian: “Pellaei gens fortunata Canopi,Verg. G. 4, 287: “puer,” i.e. Ptolemy, Luc. 8, 607; “also: rex,id. 9, 1016; cf. “diadema,id. 5, 60: “sceptra,Sil. 11, 383: “domus,the palace of the Ptolemies, Luc. 8, 475.
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