Hermathena, Hermeracles(98 words)

Neudecker, Richard (Rome)

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Cicero called the  Herms of Athena and Hercules, which Atticus had obtained in 67-65 BC for Cicero's Tusculanum (Cic. Att. 1,1; 4; 8; 9; 10), Hermathena and Hermeracles. The bronze heads were set on marble pillars and were considered an appropriate ornamentum for his peristyle, which was compared to the Academia and a gymnasium. These terms are Cicero's creation. Setting up Herms of this type in the gardens of Roman villas became a common practice.

Bibliography

R. Neudecker, Die Skulpturenausstattung röm. Villen in Italien, 1988, 11-18

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome). "Hermathena, Hermeracles." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 23 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/hermathena-hermeracles-e509980>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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