Perseus

Definitions

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    Study for 'Perseus and Andromeda
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Perseus a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
    • n Perseus (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Perseus (Astron) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula.
    • Perseus (Class. Myth) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Perseus In Greek myth, a hero, son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea–monster.
    • n Perseus An ancient northern constellation, the figure of which represents Perseus in a singular posture, holding the head of the Gorgon in one hand, and waving a sword with the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Perseus per′sūs a fabled Greek hero, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and rescued Andromeda from a sea-monster: a constellation in the northern sky.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

So disconsolate did these thoughts make him that Perseus could not bear to tell his mother what he had undertaken to do.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
So, like another Perseus, I choked down my emotion and girded myself for the new fray.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
We cause feet fly, we mingle hares with snakes, Victorious Perseus a winged steed's back takes.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
He was the father of Danae, by whom Jupiter was the father of Perseus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Thus the time went on, and the child Perseus grew up brave and strong, and all who saw him marveled at his beauty.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The chief attraction in Perseus is the changeful and wonderful beta, or Algol, the great typical star among the short-period variables.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
He was Germanic, flagrant, incredible, and a Perseus, an undreamed of, God-sent Perseus.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The clay models for Perseus are reproduced elsewhere (at p. 68).
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
He was named Perseus, and had bright eyes and golden hair like the morning.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The same thing applies to you, gallant Perseus.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
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In poetry:

Perseus; your picture in its frame;
(How near they seem and yet how far!)
The blaze of kindled logs; the flame
Of tulips in a mighty jar.
"A Reminiscence" by Amy Levy
When now, above the fragile bark,
The howling tempest gathered dark,
And wide the foaming billows spread,
Danäe, wild with rising fears,
Her eyes bedew'd with bitter tears,
Round Perseus threw her arms, and said:—
"Danae- A Fragment From Simonides" by Peter John Allan
"Yet sleep, my boy—I charge thee sleep,
And slumber thou, resistless deep,
And sleep ye, too, my many woes;
Oh! grant, great Jove, a mother's prayer,
My Perseus in thy mercy spare
(Rash wish!) to punish Danäe foes."
"Danae- A Fragment From Simonides" by Peter John Allan

In news:

Excerpted by arrangement with PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
Like Flatland, Only More So by Ian Stewart Perseus, 301 pp.
In April 2012, the Starnav Perseus, the first of four GPA 688SC PSVs (PETROBRAS PSV 4500) was launched at Brazilian shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda.
Perseus' bal masque like music to krewe's ears.
Sam Worthington plays the legendary warrior Perseus in "Wrath of the Titans," opening Friday.
From the ground, the Perseids appear to radiate out of the constellation Perseus, hence their name.
Perseus has made a number of changes in its client services department, hiring two new people and restructuring the department and expanding the role of Heidi Sachner.
Press Releases Perseus Telecom Acquires ETradeLab, Leading Brazilian Technology Company.
Perseus Synergy Pinot Grigio 2011, Penticton Bench, Okanagan Valley, $18.
Boston Scientific's Ion Stent Demonstrates Positive Outcomes in PERSEUS Trial.
Krewe of Perseus benefit golf tournament.
Spry Signs with Perseus.
Perseus and Spry Publishing have entered into a multi-year print and digital sales and distribution agreement covering US and international markets.
The enormous black hole was found at the center of NGC 1277, a flat, compact yellowish galaxy near the center of this galaxy cluster in the constellation Perseus.
The Perseus Book Group has reached an agreement with Typéfi Systems to implement the Typéfi Publish System, an automated composition technology that allows both print and e-pub versions of a book to be easily formatted with XML.
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In science:

Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group, (Perseus, Reading, MA, 1992).
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
Barab´asi, Linked: the New Science of Networks (Perseus Publishing, New York, 2002). D. S.
Return times of random walk on generalized random graphs
Weak radio emission between X-ray ripples, as the ripples discovered by Fabian et al. (2003) in the Perseus cluster.
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
Barab´asi, Linked: The new science of networks (Perseus Books Group, 2002).
Scale-Free Networks Emerging from Weighted Random Graphs
This is a strong indication that most of the LG velocity is due to the Great Attractor and the Perseus-Pisces superclusters.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
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