"Living solitary." A surname of Heracles, signifying the god who lives solitary, perhaps because he alone was worshiped in the temples dedicated to him.1 In Liguria there was a temple called Monoecus (now Monaco).2
- Strabo. Geography iv, p. 202; Virgil. Aeneid vi, 831; Plutarch. Roman Questions, 87.
- Strabo, Virgil, ll.cc.; Tacitus. Histories iii, 42; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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