Troy, Trojan (64, 65, 68b). The far northwest of Asia Minor, close by the Dardanelles, and the setting for the Trojan Wars. Umbria/n (39). Region of central Italy, north of Rome. Urania (61). One of the nine Muses, and mother of Hymenaeus. Urii (36). Place of veneration for Venus, now unknown. Varus (10, 22). Friend of Catullus. Vatinius (14, 52, 53). Unappealing social and political climber, whose behaviour landed him in the courts on several occasions. Vibennius (33). Unknown frequenter of public baths. Venus (3, 13, 36, 45, 55, 61, 62, 66, 68a, 86). Roman goddess of Love and physical passions. Mother of Cupid, mistress of Mars. Veranius (9, 12, 28, 47). Close friend of Catullus and Fabullus. Verona (67, 68a, 100). Catullus’s birthplace, close to Lake Garda. Victius (98). Unknown. Victor (80). Connoisseur of oral sex, otherwise unknown. Virgo (66). Sign of the zodiac, to the left of Berenice’s Lock in the Firmament. Volusius (36, 95). Unknown amateur and windbag. Zephrion, Zephyritis (66). Outcrop of land at the meeting of the Nile with the Mediterranean. Zephyrus (64). The West Wind. Zmyrna (95). Epyllion penned by Cinna.
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