E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Arva Mareot&icheck;ca mentioned by Ovid (Metamorphoses, ix. 73) produced the white grapes, from which was made the favourite beverage of Cleopatra, and mention of which is made both by Horace (Odes, i. 37) and Virgil (Georgics, ii. 91). The Arva Mareotica were the shores of Lake Mris, and Mareotic luxury is about equal to Sybaritic luxury.