Hespere

[ hes-puh-ree ]
/ ˈhɛs pəˌri /

noun Classical Mythology.

one of the Hesperides.

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Example sentences from the Web for Hespere

  • Hespere became a poplar and Eretheis an elm, and Aegle a willow's sacred trunk.

    The Argonautica|Apollonius Rhodius
  • This may also be said about the two fragments of Bion which begin, Hespere tas eratas and Olbioi oi phileontes.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics|John Addington Symonds