Definition of Arcas
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Arcas, Arcadis
Arcas
Ἀρκάς
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. Son of Jupiter and Callisto, the progenitor of the Arcadians
  2. An Arcadian
  3. plur
  4. Arcadian
Abbreviations
Arcas, adis, m., = Ἀρκάς. Son of Jupiter and Callisto, the progenitor of the Arcadians, after his death placed as a constellation (Arctophylax) in heaven, Ov. F. 1, 470; 2, 190; id. M. 2, 468; 2, 497; Hyg. Fab. 176, and Astr. 2, 4 (cf. Apollod. 3, 8, 2).

— An Arcadian; plur. Arcades, um, m. (acc. Gr. Arcadas, Verg. A. 10, 397), = Ἀρκάδες, the Arcadians. As the most ancient men, Plin. 7, 48, 49, § 154; Ov. F. 2, 289 al.

— As skilled in pastoral music: Tamen cantabitis, Arcades, inquit, Montibus haec vestris; soli cantare periti, Arcades, Verg. E. 10, 31: Arcades ambo, Et cantare pares et respondere parati, id. ib. 7, 4 (cf. id. ib. 4, 58 sq.; Theocr. 22, 157; Polyb. 4, 20).

—Hence, Arcas, Κατ̓ ἐξοχήν. Mercury, who was said to have been born on the Arcadian mountain Cyllene (cf. 1. Arcadia, B.), Mart. 9, 35, 6; Luc. 9, 661; Stat. S. 5, 1, 107.

— Parthenopaeus, the son of Atalanta from Arcadia, Stat. Th. 8, 745; 12, 805.

— Tyrannus, i. e. Lycaon, grandfather of Arcas (a poet. prolepsis), Ov. M. 1, 218.

— Bipennifer, i. e. Ancaeus, Ov. M. 8, 391.

— Adj., = Arcadius, Arcadian, Verg. A. 12, 518; Mart. 5, 65, 2; Stat. S. 5, 2, 123; id. Th. 7, 94; Sil. 6, 636.
 
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