Ausonian


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Au`so´ni`an


a.1.Italian.
References in classic literature ?
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
The Opici inhabit that part which lies towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, who both now are and formerly were called Ausonians.
et nos fas extera quaerere regna (If the towers of Carthage / and the sight of the Libyan city charm thee, a Phoenician, / why, pray, grudge the Trojans their settling on Ausonian land?
The Tigris and the Euphrates will flow under your laws, although late, the province will come under the Ausonian standard and the trophies of the Parthian will get used to Latin Jupiter.
Little is known about the layout and size of their settlements, although most individual houses of the Ausonian II and Cassibile periods are bigger and more elaborate than the rather cramped dwellings of the first phase at Megara Hyblaea.