, Ptol. 2.5.4
), a city of Lusitania, on the right bank of the Tagus, and not far from its mouth.
The name is variously written. Thus Pliny (4.35
) has Olisippo; so also the Itin. Ant.
pp. 416, 418, seq. In Mela (3.1.6), Solinus (100.23
), &c., we find Ulyssippo, on account probably of the legend mentioned in Strabo, which ascribed its foundation to Ulysses, but which is more correctly referred to Odysseia in Hispania Baetica. [ODYSSEIA
] Under the Romans it was a municipium, with the additional name of Felicitas Julia. (Plin. l.c.
) The neighbourhood of Olisipo was celebrated for a breed of horses of remarkable fleetness, which gave rise to the fable that the mares were impregnated by the west wind. (Plin. Nat. 8.67
; Varr. R. R.
ii. , 19; Col. 6.27.)
It is the modern Lisboa