Roman general and consul 267 and 256 BC. He defeated the Carthaginian fleet, invaded Africa, and defeated the Carthaginian army 256 BC. He was then defeated and captured by the Carthaginians 255 BC, where he remained as prisoner for five years. Sent as a peace envoy to Rome, he successfully persuaded the Senate to reject the Carthaginians' proposals and, according to legend, elected to return to Carthage and was tortured to death.
His patriotism is recorded in a famous poem by Horace (Odes III.5).
[Medieval Latin, metallic antimony, from Latin]; the more or less impure mass of metal formed beneath the slag in smelting and reducing ores
Impure metal; intermediate product in ore smelting
Regulus · genus Regulus
A genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets; Also called: genus Regulus.
The brightest star in Leo.
Or Alpha Leonis; The brightest star in the constellation Leo, and the 21st brightest star in the sky. Regulus has a true luminosity 100 times that of the Sun, and is 69 light-years from Earth.