A Greek god?!

This evening, as I entered the classroom for my Italian course offered by Wake Tech Community College at a local high school, I noticed a phrase written on the whiteboard that made me blink a couple of times and bite my lip, trying not to laugh.  Under the title “Europe 2016” was written this phrase: Isn’t herpes a Greek god? 

Ahem… well, no. That would be Hermes.