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Ămȳclae, ārum, f., = Ἀμύκλαι.
- I. A town in Laconia, in a beautiful, fertile region, the residence of Tyndarus and the birthplace of Castor and Pollux; also renowned on account of its temple and Colossus of Apollo, now Agios Kyriaki, Mart. 9, 104; Ov. M. 8, 314; cf. Mann. Graec. 616.
- II. An unknown town in Latium, between Cajeta and Tarracina, Verg. A. 10, 564, called tacitae, as being conquered because it was forbidden to announce the approach of an enemy; cf. Serv. ad h. l.; Sil. 8, 35, and Mann. Ital. 1, 681.
- III. Derivv.
- A. Ămȳclaeus, a, um, of Amyclœ (in Laconia): canis, Verg. G. 3, 345: fratres, Castor and Pollux, Stat. Th. 7, 413; cf. Ov. H. 8, 71: corona, which were received in pugilistic games, very freq. in Amyclae, Mart. 9, 74.
Poet for Spartan, Sil. 6, 504.
- B. Ămyclānus, a, um, belonging to Amyclœ in Latium, Plin. 14, 6, 8, § 61.