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Lū̆crīnus, i, m., with or without lacus,
- I. the Lucrine Lake, on the coast of Campania, in the neighborhood of Baiæ (now Lago Lucrino), Mel. 2, 4, 9; Cic. Att. 4, 16, 1; Hor. C. 2, 15, 3. Cæsar, or, acc. to Suetonius, Augustus, connected it with Lake Avernus, and threw up dikes to ward off the waves of the sea: Lucrinoque addita claustra, Verg. G. 2, 161; cf. Suet. Aug. 16; Tac. A. 14, 5. The surrounding scenery was celebrated for its beauty: dum nos blanda tenent lascivi stagna Lucrini, Mart. 4, 57, 1: hic mihi Baiani colles mollisque Lucrinus, id. 6, 43, 5.
- A. Lū̆-crīnus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Lake Lucrinus, Lucrine: aqua, the Lucrine Lake, Prop. 1, 11, 10: ostrea Lucrina, the Lucrine oysters, celebrated for their delicious flavor, Plin. 9, 54, 79, § 168; cf.: Lucrinum ad saxum … ostrea, Juv. 4, 141; called also Lucrina conchylia, Hor. Epod. 2, 49; and absol.: Lū̆crīna, ōrum, n., Mart. 6, 11, 5; 12, 48, 4.
Near the lake was a temple of Venus; hence: Lucrina Venus, Stat. S. 3, 1, 150.
- B. Lū̆crīnensis, e, adj., Lucrine: res Puteolanae et Lucrinenses, i. e. oysters, Cic. Att. 4, 10, 1.