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  • 83 (1860), p. 449 f.; Hermes 25 (1890), p. 141 f.; A.
  • On the Propertii see Mommsen in Hermes, iv.
  • A likeness of him has possibly been preserved in a double Hermes in the Villa Albani and the Vatican, which represents a young beardless Roman, of a nervous and somewhat sickly appearance, together with a Greek poet (Visconti, Iconograph.
  • As the rainbow unites earth and heaven, Iris is the messenger of the gods to men; in this capacity she is mentioned frequently in the Iliad, but never in the Odyssey, where Hermes takes her place.
  • She is especially the messenger of Zeus and Hera, and is associated with Hermes, whose caduceus or staff she often holds.

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