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
Fable looked out from the cleft in the rock, and saw Perseus with his great shield of iron.
"Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
HARTLAND, E. S. The Legend of Perseus.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
In this inclosure is a temple, and in it is placed a statue of Perseus.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
So disconsolate did these thoughts make him, that Perseus could not bear to tell his mother what he had undertaken to do.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The offspring of this union was the hero Perseus.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Slowly, while Perseus watched, they passed down to the shore of the great river, so wide a river as Perseus had never seen.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Johannes turned and quickly helped up his brother Perseus, and then the Jew and the first three soldiers.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
The pain I felt at the loss of my brother Perseus made me suspicious.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Perseus, with his cap of darkness and his wonderful sandals, was not long in winging his way to our hearts.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
To-morrow night let us look for Perseus.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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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
This effect is not only apparent in our large sample of different clusters, but even within the few individual clusters with known multiple bubbles, such as Hydra A and Perseus.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Recently, Sanders & Fabian (2007) reported the possible detection of another cavity in Perseus at very large radii (∼ 170 kpc), and also inferred an outburst energy several times higher than the latest outburst.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
The Multi-Cavity System Perseus The other well-known multi-cavity systems is the famous Perseus clusters (e.g.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Figure 7 shows the size evolution of the 4 observed cavities in the Perseus cluster (black filled circle).
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Fig. 7.— Bubble sizes for Perseus as a function of distance to the center.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Such instabilities should be observable with the high resolution of Chandra and are not seen to our knowledge, even in the very deep observations of Hydra A Wise et al. (2007) or Perseus (Fabian et al. 2006).
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
In the Perseus A cooling flow optical image the network of filaments have bright H2 emission .
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group Approach (Perseus Books, Reading, 1992). 168. M.
Global fluctuations in physical systems: a subtle interplay between sum and extreme value statistics
Beautiful filamentary structures are also seen in some galaxy clusters, of which the most prominent example is in the Perseus cluster (Conselice et al. 2001).
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
Based on the distance to W3OH of 1.95 ± 0.04 kpc (Xu et al. 2006), this void in extinction would appear to lie directly behind the Perseus spiral arm.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
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