Saturday, November 19, 2005

Fides

Roman goddess, the deification of good faith and honesty. Many of the oldest Roman deities were embodiments of high ideals (e.g., Honos, Libertas); it was the function of Fides to oversee the moral integrity of the Romans. Closely associated with Jupiter, Fides was honoured with a temple built near his on the Capitoline Hill in 254 BC. In symbolic recognition of the secret, inviolable

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Quack Grass

Quack grass has long, yellowish-white

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Bloch, Konrad E.

After receiving a chemical engineering degree in 1934 at the Technische Hochschule in Munich,

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Abutilon

A. hybridum, sometimes called Chinese lantern, is planted outdoors in warm regions and

Friday, July 08, 2005

Mclachlan, Alexander

Scottish-born poet, called by some the Burns of Canada for his Scots dialect poetry, much of which deals with the homesickness of Scots immigrants. McLachlan was the foremost among a number of such Scottish bards, whose themes of nostalgia for Scotland appear to be literary conventions rather than original

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Sète

Formerly  (until 1827) Cette,   town and a principal French Mediterranean commercial port, lying in Hérault département, Languedoc-Roussillon région, southern France, southwest of Montpellier. It occupies the lower slopes and foot of the isolated Mont Saint-Clair, which lies on a tongue of land between the Mediterranean and the large marshy Thau Lagoon. A network of canals links the town with

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Japanese Literature

Both in quantity and quality, Japanese literature ranks as one of the major literatures of the world, comparable in age, richness, and volume to English literature, though its course of development