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Hĭĕro , ōnis, m., = Ἱέρων.
I. Ruler of Syracuse, a friend of the poet Simonides, Cic. N. D. 1, 22, 60; 3, 34, 83.—
II. A son of Hierocles, and ruler of Syracuse in the latter half of the third century B.C., a friend of the Romans, Plaut. Men. 2, 3, 59; Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 12, § 49; Liv. 21, 49; 22, 37; 24, 4; 26, 40; Just. 23, 4, 1; Sil. 14, 80.—Deriv. Hĭĕrōnĭcus , a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Hiero: “lex frumontaria,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 13, § 32 sq.; 2, 2, 60, § 147; 2, 3, 6, § 14 sq.
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