Definition of Aricia
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LNS
Arīcia, Arīciae
Aricia
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. an ancient town of Latium, in the neighborhood of Alba Longa, upon the Appian Way
  2. La Riccia
Abbreviations
Arīcia, ae, f., an ancient town of Latium, in the neighborhood of Alba Longa, upon the Appian Way, now La Riccia; acc. to Verg. A. 7, 762 (v. II. infra), named from the wife of its founder, Hippolytus. Near it was a grove consecrated to Diana, in which at a very early age human victims were sacrificed; hence, immitis, Sil. 4, 369 (cf. Nemus and Nemorensis), Plin. 19, 6, 33, ยง 110; Mart. 13, 19; Hor. S. 1, 5, 1; Sol. 2, p. 13; cf. Mann. Ital. I. 633; Mull. Roms Camp. 2, 147-189.

—Hence, Arīcīnus, a, um, adj., pertaining to Aricia, Arician: regio, Mart. 10, 68: vallis, Ov. M. 15, 488: nemus, Flor. 1, 11, 8.

—Subst.: Arīcīni, ōrum, m., the inhabitanls of Aricia, Liv. 2, 14.

— Personified, a nymph, the wife of Hippolytus and mother of Virbius, Verg. A. 7, 762.
 
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