the Western Land: the ancient Greek name for Italy and the Roman name for Spain
Origin of HesperiaClassical Latin from Classical Greek Hesperia from hesperos: see Hesperian
- Literally "western land", a term poetically applied by Ancient Greeks to Italy and by Romans to the Iberian Peninsula and Western Africa.
- (Greek mythology) One of the Hesperides.
- A city in southern California.
From Latin Hesperia, from Ancient Greek Ἑσπερία (Hesperia)