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Pandora (Greek mythology)

The first woman, and the cause of all mankind's woes – the nearest thing the Greek tradition has to the biblical Eve. The earliest story of her

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Parmenides (5th century BC)

Translated by Jeannine Routier Pucci and Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings Greek philosopher from Elea, in Italy (fl. early 5th cent. bce ). He wrote only a

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Patristic studies

Patristics (from the Latin genitive noun patris , “of” or “pertaining to a father”) is the discipline of Christian theological studies that is

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Paul, the Apostle, Saint

Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was the early Christian leader who is often considered to be the person responsible for making Christianity a world religion

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Pegasus (Greek mythology)

Translated by Patrick Baker Winged horse that, along with Chrysaor, sprang forth from Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus; Poseidon is considered

Peloponnesian War

War fought 431–404 BC between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies, involving most of the Greek world from Asia Minor to Sicily and from

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Pentecost

( pĕn'təkôst ) [Gr.,=fiftieth], important Jewish and Christian feast. The Jewish feast of Pentecost, in Hebrew Shavuot , the Feast of Weeks, one of

Pergamum

Ancient Greek city in Mysia in western Asia Minor, which became the capital of an independent kingdom in 283 BC under the Attalid dynasty . As the

Pericles

( pĕr'ĭklēz ), c.495–429 B.C., Athenian statesman. He was a member of the Alcmaeonidae family through his mother, a niece of Cleisthenes. He first

Permian period

( pûr'mēən ) [from Perm, Russia], sixth and last period of the Paleozoic era (see Geologic Timescale , table) from 250 to 290 million years ago. The