Perseus

Mythological hero who, with Athena's help, killed the gorgon and rescued Andromeda.

Perseus

(c. 213/212-c. 165 BC) Last king of ancient Macedonia. He succeeded his father, Philip V, in 179 BC. The resurgence of Macedonian power under Perseus led to the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BC) with Rome. Perseus was...
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Perseus

(from the article `Cellini, Benvenuto`) In 1545 Cellini left Paris precipitately and returned to Florence, where he was welcomed by Cosimo de` Medici and entrusted with the commissions for ... ...It was designed for use as a functional object upon the King`s table to hold nothing more than common table salt. On his return to Florence in...
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Perseus

[n] - (Greek mythology) son of Zeus and Dana who slew the Gorgon Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster 2. [n] - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere
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Perseus

• (n.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula. • (n.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danae, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.
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Perseus

noun a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
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Perseus

(astronomy) A bright constellation of the northern hemisphere, near Cassiopeia. It is represented as the mythological hero; the head of the decapitated Gorgon, Medusa, is marked by Algol (Beta Persei), the best known of the eclipsing binary stars. During the second half of July and the fir...
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Perseus

(mythology) In Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danaë. He beheaded the Gorgon Medusa, watching the reflection in his shield to avoid being turned to stone. Having rescued and married Andromeda, he later became king of Tiryns. He used the Gorgon's head, set on his shield, to turn t...
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Perseus

[1799] The Perseus was a 362 ton sailing ship built in 1799 at Stockton-on-Tees, England. Under the command of John Davison, she sailed from Spithead, England on 12 February 1802, with 113 male convicts . She arrived at Port Jackson on 14 August 1802. One male convict died on the voyage. Perseus left Port Jackson on 7 October bound for Chin...
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Perseus

[Chinese astronomy] According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Perseus is located within the western quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the White Tiger of the West (西方白虎, Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ). The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 英仙座 (yīng xiān zuò), which means `the...
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Perseus

[constellation] The galactic plane of the Milky Way passes through Perseus but is mostly obscured by molecular clouds. The constellation`s brightest star is the yellow-white supergiant Alpha Persei (also called Mirfak), which shines at magnitude 1.79. It and many of the surrounding stars are members of an open cluster known as the Alpha Per...
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Perseus

[geometer] Perseus (c. 150 BC) was an ancient Greek geometer, who invented the concept of spiric sections, in analogy to the conic sections studied by Apollonius of Perga. Few details of Perseus` life are known, as he is mentioned only by Proclus and Geminus; none of his own works have survived. The spiric sections result from the intersect...
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Perseus

[missile] Perseus or CVS401 Perseus - named after the hero Perseus (Περσεύς) from Greek mythology - is a stealth supersonic cruise missile currently under development by MBDA in consultation with the Royal Navy and Marine Nationale. The weapon was first unveiled at the 2011 Paris Air Show. CVS401 Perseus is primarily a surface-launch...
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Perseus

[munition] Perseus is a 900 kg (2,000 lb) thermobaric bomb made in Greece. ...
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Perseus

[spy] Perseus was the codename of a possible Soviet spy alleged to have breached U.S. national security at Los Alamos during the Manhattan project. This name is also given to a spy at White Sands Missile Range, located further south near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Evidence for his or her existence is based on a few references in KGB archives o...
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Perseus

Per'se·us noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] 1. (Class. Myth.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa. 2. (Astron.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked ey...
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Perseus

English name: Perseus. Genitive name: Persei. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Perseus

hero son of Danae and Zeus, founder of Mycenae, father of Perses, killer of the Gorgon Medusa, and husband of Andromeda, whom he rescued from a terrible sea monster. He killed his father-in-law Acrisius accidentally while throwing a discus in a competition.
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Perseus

HMS Perseus was a British Parthian Class submarine of 1475 tons displacement launched in 1929 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Perseus was armed with one 4-inch gun; two machine-guns and eight 21-inch torpedo tubes. She had a top speed of 17.5 knots surfaced, 9 knots submerged and carried a complement of 50.
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Perseus

In Greek mythology, Perseus was son of Zeus by Danae, and was raised at the court of king Polydectes, at whose request he killed Medusa. Perseus found Medusa asleep and cut her head off. He married Andromeda, and upon his return used Medusa's head to turn Polydectes and his followers to stone, before presenting Medusa's head to Athene who had helpe...
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Perseus

in Greek mythology, the slayer of the Gorgon Medusa and the rescuer of Andromeda from a sea monster. Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danaë, the ... [3 related articles]
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Perseus

In Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danaë. He beheaded the Gorgon Medusa, watching the reflection in his shield t...
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Perseus

Perseus (pûr'sēus, –soos) , in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Danaë. His grandfather, Acrisius, had been warned by an oracle that his grandson would kill him and therefore put Perseus and his mother in a chest and threw it into the sea. It drifted to Seriphus, where King ...
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Perseus

Perseus is a Greek name for boys and girls. The meaning is `Destroyer` The name Perseus is most commonly given to American boys. Although in most countries Perseus is a name given to boys. In the United States, 1 out of 12 Perseus`s are girls. Similar names are: Persons, Narses, Parkes, Parsons, Person, Percey, Perce, Peretz, Perez, Purves, Ursus
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Perseus

Perseus is a northern constellation, situated between Taurus and Cassiopeia. The brightest star is Alpha Persei, or Mirfak. The constellation contains a pair of star clusters, called the double cluster of Perseus, and Algol, which is the best known of the eclipsing stars.
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