Definition of Boeotus
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LNS
Boeōtus, Boeōtī
Boeotus
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. the Baeotians
Abbreviations
Boeōtia, ae, f., = Βοιωτἰα. Baeotia, a district of Greece proper, whose capital was Thebes, the birthplace of Bacchus and Hercules, Plin. 4, 7, 12, § 25; Cic. N. D. 3, 19, 49; Ov. M. 2, 239; Mel. 2, 3, 4; acc. to fable, so called either after Apollo's cow (Βοῦς), Ov. M. 3, 13, or from Baeotus, the son of Neptune, Hyg. Fab. 186.

—Its inhabitants were noted for their stupidity, Cic. Fat. 4; Nep. Alcib. 11, 3; id. Epam. 5, 2; Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 244; Liv. 42, 43 sqq.; Tert. Anim. c. 20; cf. the Comm. upon Aelian. Var. H. 13, 25; Schol. Apoll. Rhod. Argon. 3, 1241.

— Derivv. Boeōtius, a, um, adj., = Βοιώτιος, Baeotian: Bacis, Cic. Div. 1, 18, 34: vates, id. ib. 2, 26, 56: Neo, Liv. 44, 43, 6: Haemon, Prop. 2, 8, 21: moenia = Thebae, Ov. M. 3, 13: Thyas, Val. Fl. 5, 80.

—In plur.: Boeōtii, ōrum, m., the Baeotians, Nep. Alcib. 11, 3; Liv. 33, 1, 1; Plin. 10, 21, 24, § 49.

— Boeōtus, a, um, adj., = Βοιωτός, Baeotian (poet.): tellus = Boeotia, Ov. M. 12, 9: flumina, Stat. Th. 7, 424: urbes, id. ib. 4, 360: duces, Luc. 3, 174: Orion, Ov. F. 5, 493.

In plur.: Boeōti, ōrum, m., the Baeotians, Liv. 33, 29, 1 sq.; 42, 43, 5 sq. al.: Boeotūm = Boeotorum, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 244; Avien. Orb. Terr. 586; Prisc. Perieg. 428.

— Boeōticus, a, um, adj., = Βοιωτικός, Baeotian: frumentum, Plin. 18, 7, 12, § 66: cucumis, id. 19, 5, 23, § 68: napus, id. 19, 5, 25, § 76.

— Boeōtis, idis, f., = Βοιωτίς = Baeotia, Mel. 2, 3, 4.

— The wife of Hyas, and mother of the Pleiades, Hyg. Astr. 2, 21.

— The Baeotian woman, the name of a lost comedy of Plautus, Gell. 3, 3, 3.
 
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