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 Hesi’one (4 syl.).Hesper’ides (4 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hesper’ia.
 
Italy was so called by the Greeks, because it was to them the “Western Land;” and afterwards the Romans, for a similar reason, transferred the name to Spain.   1
 


 Hesi’one (4 syl.).Hesper’ides (4 syl.). 

 
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