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Acragas

1. Ăcrăgās, antis, m., Ἀκράγας (acc. Gr. Acraganta, Ov. F. 4, 475), a mountain on the S. W. coast of Sicily, and a city upon it; the city was also called Agrigentum, now Girgenti, Verg. A. 3, 703; Mel. 2, 7, 16; cf. Plin. 3, 8, 14, § 89 (v. Agrigentum); the birthplace of the philosopher Empedocles, who was hence called Acragantinus, Lucr. 1, 716.

2. Acrăgas, antis, m., a celebrated graver (caelator), Plin. 33, 12, 55, § 154.

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