A son of Odysseus either by Calypso or Circe.1 The country of the Auruncans was believed to have derived from him the name of Ausonia. Dionysius,2 in enumerating the sons of Odysseus by Circe, does not mention Auson.

Liparus, from whom the name of the island of Lipara was derived, is called a son of Auson.3



  1. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 44, 696; Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, iv, 553; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid iii, 171; Suidas, s.v. Αὐσονίων.
  2. i, 72.
  3. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Λιπάρα.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.