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Pīsa , ae, and, less freq., Pīsae , ārum, f., = Πῖσα,
I.a city of Elis, on the Alphēus, near which the Olympic games were celebrated: “aut Alphea rotis praelabi flumina Pisae,Verg. G. 3, 180: “Pisa,Ov. Ib. 327; Stat. Th. 4, 238: “Pisae Oenomai,Mel. 2, 3, 4.—Hence, Pīsaeus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pisa, Pisœan: “Arethusa, so called because, acc. to the myth, it rose in Elis,Ov. M. 5, 409: “hasta,of Oenomăus, king of Elis, id. Am. 3, 2, 15: “Pisaeā lege trementem currere et Oenomai fremitus audire sequentis,” i. e. the law by which any one who demanded Hippodamia in marriage, was compelled to contend in the chariot-race with her father Oenomaus, and, if defeated, was put to death, Stat. S. 1, 2, 41: “Pisaeique tori legem,Nemes. Cyn. 23: “Pisaeae ramus olivae,Juv. 13, 99: praemia, prizes, Att. ap. Prisc. p. 698 P.: “annus,in which the Olympic games took place, Stat. S. 1, 3, 8; id. Th. 1, 421: ebur Pisaeo pollice rasum, by the hand which wrought the Olympic Jove, i. e. that of Phidias, id. S. 4, 6, 29.—
B. Subst.: Pīsaea , ae, f., Hippodamia, Ov. Tr. 2, 386.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5.409
    • Vergil, Georgics, 3.180
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