A surname of Juno, under which she was worshiped in the neighborhood of Croton, where she had a rich and famous sanctuary.1 The name is derived by some from the Italian hero Lacinius, or from the Lacinian promontory on the eastern coast of Bruttium, which Thetis was said to have given to Juno as a present.2

It deserves to be noticed that Hannibal dedicated in the temple of Juno Lacinia a bilingual inscription (in Punic and Greek), which recorded the history of his campaigns, and of which Polybius made use in writing the history of the Hannibalian war.3



  1. Strabo. Geography vi, p. 261 ff., 281; Livy. The History of Rome xxiv, 3.
  2. Servius on Virgil's Aeneid iii, 552.
  3. Polybius. Histories iii, 33; comp. Livy. The History of Rome xxviii, 46.


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

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