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Regulus (in Roman history)

Regulus (Marcus Atilius Regulus) (rĕg´yŏŏləs), d. c.250 BC, Roman general in the First Punic War. While consul (267 BC) he conquered the Sallentini and captured Brundisium (now Brindisi). He became consul a second time (256), defeated the Carthaginians at sea, and waged war against them in Africa, at first with success. Soon afterward the Carthaginians won a complete victory and captured (255) Regulus. He was sent on parole to solicit peace from the Romans, but instead he advised the senate against accepting the Punic terms or exchanging prisoners. Resisting persuasions to break his parole, he returned to Carthage, where he was supposedly tortured to death. The story made Regulus famous as a Roman patriot-martyr.

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Regulus (in astronomy)

Regulus (rĕg´yələs), brightest star in the constellation Leo; Bayer designation Alpha Leonis; 1992 position R.A. 10h08m, Dec. +12°00′. A bluish-white main-sequence star of spectral class B7 V, its apparent magnitude of 1.35 makes it one of the 25 brightest stars in the sky. Its distance from the earth is about 85 light-years. Regulus is a visual triple star. Its name is Latin for "prince."

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regulus

regulus (astron.) bright star in Leo; †metallic antimony, app. so called from its ready combination with gold; metallic part of a mineral XVI; petty king XVII; golden-crested wren XIX. — L., dim. of rēx, rēg- king.

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Regulus

Regulus (kinglets) See REGULIDAE.

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