"Strong man." An ancient hero of the town of Mantua (present-day Mantova), a son of Tiberinus and Manto, and was also called Ocnus or Aucnus. He is said to have built the town of Mantua, and to have called it after his mother. According to others, Ocnus was a son or brother of Auletes, the founder of Perusia, and emigrated to Gaul, where he built Cesena.
- Servius on Virgil's Eclogues ix, 60; on Virgil's Aeneid x, 198.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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