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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Hermiones; that is, to the Irminones.


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  • Here we are told was found five thousand talents weight of cloth dyed with Hermionic [411] purple cloth, which had been stored up there for a space of two hundred years save ten, and which nevertheless still kept its colour as brilliantly as ever.

    Plutarch's Lives Volume III.

  • Greece, Part xcii.] [Footnote 410: See Smith's 'Biographical Dictionary' s.v.] [Footnote 411: This dye was probably made from the murex or purple fish, caught in the Hermionic gulf, in Argolis, which produced a dye only second to that of Tyre.] [Footnote 412: "No certainty is attainable about the ancient geography of these regions.

    Plutarch's Lives Volume III.


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