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Hermes or Herma , ae, m., = Ἑρμῆς (Hermes, Mercury; hence transf., cf. Liddell and Scott under Ἑρμῆς),
I.a Hermes pillar, Hermes, a head carved on the top of a square pedestal or post; “such pillars of Hermes stood, esp. in Athens, in several public places and before private houses,Macr. S. 1, 19; Serv. Verg. A. 8. 138; Nep. Alcib. 3; Cic. Leg. 2, 26, 65; id. Att. 1, 8, 2; Juv. 8, 53.—
II. Deriv.: Hermae-um , i, n., a temple of Hercules, Hermœum.
A. The name of a summer-house: “in diaetam, cui nomen est Hermaeum, recesserat,Suet. Claud. 10.—
B. A frontier town of Bœotia, over against Eubœa, Liv. 35, 50, 9.
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