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Hemerodrŏmi

ἡμεροδρόμοι). Trained runners employed as couriers in the Greek States, and used to carry the official tidings of important events. They were capable of performing remarkably long distances in a very short space of time; on which see Herod.vi. 105; Plut. Arist. 20.They are also called ἡμεροσκόποι (Herod.vii. 183).

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