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Phălaecus , i, m., = Φάλαικος, ancient Greek poet, from whom a kind of verse is named Phalaecium, Phalaecum, or Phaleucium carmen. This verse is hendecasyllabic, consisting of a spondee, a dactyl, and three trochees (e. g. vidi credite per lacus Lucrinos), Aus. Ep. 4, 85; Diom. p. 509 P.; Terentian. p. 2440 ib.; Mart. Cap. 5, § 517: “metrum Phalaecium, Mar. Victor. 2566 P.: carmen Phalaecum,Sulp. Sat. 4. —
II. A tyrant of Phocœa; whence Phă-laecēus , a, um, Phalœcean, of Phalœcus: “nex,Ov. Ib. 504.
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