Definition of Berenice, Beronice
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Berenīcē, Berenīcēs
(Beronīcē, Beronīcēs)
Berenice, Beronice
Βερενίκη
noun (f., 1st Greek declension)
  1. Daughter of Ptolemy Philadelphus and Arsinoe, and wife of her own brother
  2. Ptolemy Euergetes
  3. her beautiful hair was placed as a constellation in heaven
Abbreviations
Berenīcē (in MSS. also Beronīcē), ēs, f., = Βερενίκη. A female name. Daughter of Ptolemy Philadelphus and Arsinoe, and wife of her own brother, Ptolemy Euergetes; her beautiful hair was placed as a constellation in heaven (Coma or Crinis Berenices), Hyg. Astr. 2, 24; cf. the poem of Catullus: de Coma Berenices, 66, 1 sqq. (Another constellation of the same name, Plin. 2, 70, 71, § 178.)

—Hence, Berenīcēus, a, um, adj., of Berenice: vertex, Cat. 66, 8.

— The daughter of the Jewish king Agrippa I., accused of incest, Juv. 6, 156 sqq.; Tac. H. 2, 2; 2, 81; Suet. Tit. 7; called uxor Titi, Aur. Vict. Epit. 10, 4; called Bernīcē, Vulg. Act. 25, 13.

— The name of several towns. In Cyrenaica, earlier called Hesperis, now Benghazi, Plin. 5, 5, 5, § 31; Sol. 27, 54; Amm. 22, 16, 4.

—Hence, Berenīcis, idis, f., the region around Berenice: ardens, Luc. 9, 524: undosa, Sil. 3, 249; cf. Inscr. Orell. 3880.

— A town in Arabia, Mel. 3, 8, 7.

— A town on the Red Sea, Plin. 6, 29, 34, § 70; cf. Mel. 3, 8, 7.

— A town on the frontier of Egypt, Plin. 6, 23, 26, § 108; 6, 29, 33, § 168.
 
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