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Old Roman hollow measure (cup) with a volume of 0.274 litres. Twelve heminae yielded one congius. St. Benedict (480-542) laid down as one of the strict rules of the order for Benedictine monks: "One heminae a day is sufficient for everyone". However, he expressly pointed out that a complete abstinence from alcohol should be striven for. See also under hollow measures and units of measurement.

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