Serapis (10). A deity imported from Egypt, worshipped by women as a cure for sterility. Sestius (44). Politician and friend of Cicero’s. Sileni (64). Similar to satyrs. Silo (103). Unknown. Simonides (38). Greek poet, 556–467 bce. Sirmio (31). Rocky outcrop extending into Lake Garda where Catullus’s family owned a villa. Socration (47). Unknown. Stymphalus/ian (68b). Town in Arcadia, with lake infested by man-eating birds. Suffenus (14, 22). Unknown. Sulla (14). Unknown. Syria (6, 45, 66, 84). Land on eastern Mediterranean seaboard, the Euphrates to the east and Arabian desert to the south. One of the richer regions of the Republic in this period. Syrtes (64). Shallow and treacherous water off what is now Libya and Tunisia. Tagus, River (29). River flowing through Spain and Portugal, entering the Atlantic to the south of present-day Lisbon. Talassius (61). Roman for Hymen. Tappo (104). Unknown. Taurus, Mount (64). A leafy mountain in Asia Minor. Telemachus (61). Son of Odysseus and Penelope. Tethys (64, 66, 88). Goddess of the sea, daughter of Heaven and Earth.
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