Definitions

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  • n. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva

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Examples

  • In classical Athens, armed Athena was known as Pallas Athena.

    The Trojan War

  • Lexmark has sought to grow that business with recent acquisitions of Pallas Athena and Perceptive Software, which make tools for managing electronic documents.

    Xerox Profit Rises 28% on Service-Segment Growth

  • As the revered asteroid goddess Pallas Athena finally moves into your sign, it's time to put that long held dream into action.

    Horoscope for June 2009

  • Some of the restored scenes amplify the theme of omnipresent lust (the empress Ottavia's aged nurse, sung by a tenor, longs to be a hot young thing again) as well as the powerlessness of gods who are not Love: Mercury and Pallas Athena can only tell the philosopher Seneca, who tries to stand up to Nerone, that his death is imminent.

    When the Gods Squabble

  • And their ship was fashioned by Pallas Athena, not such a one as are the ships among the

    The Argonautica

  • One sign that Texas pride is undiminished, notes the State Preservation Board, is that the statue, likely modeled after Pallas Athena, maintains her title of goddess unlike, say, the Statue of Liberty.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Theodorus is moved by Sextus 'complaint and is sent to receive instruction at the temple of Pallas Athena where he is shown “the palace of the fates.”

    Leibniz's Modal Metaphysics

  • In both Paris and Rouen, the queen of spades represented the Greek goddess Pallas Athena.

    THE HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS

  • Andrea di Pietro della Gondola 1508-1580--better known by the name Palladio, after the Greek goddess of wisdom Pallas Athena--was one of the greatest architects of the High Renaissance.

    Yale Press Log:

  • We'll be shifting them to Athens — sniff at the Pnyx, give the Spartan girls the eye on the Erechtheion — are you a caryatids man? — scuttle up the Parthenon to pay respects to Pallas Athena, then sail off from Piraeus across the wine-dark sea. '

    See Delphi and Die

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