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Samuel

two books of the Bible, originally a single work, called First and Second Samuel in modern Bibles, and First and Second Kingdoms in the Septuagint .

Samurai

The samurai was the professional warrior class that ruled Japan for almost 700 years, from the end of the 12th until the middle of the 19th century.

Sanskrit literature

literary works written in Sanskrit constituting the main body of the classical literature of India. The literature is divided into two main

Open Sassanid
Sassanid

Sasanid both: săs'ənĭd , or Sassanian săsā'nyən , last dynasty of native rulers to reign in Persia before the Arab conquest. The period of their

Open scarab beetle
scarab beetle

or scarab, name for members of a large family of heavy-bodied, oval beetles (the Scarabaeidae), with about 30,000 species distributed throughout most

Open Scipio Africanus Major
Scipio Africanus Major

(Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus) sĭp'ēō ăfrĭkā'nəs , 236–183 B.C., Roman general, the conqueror of Hannibal in the Punic Wars . He was the son of

Open Scipio Africanus Minor
Scipio Africanus Minor

(Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Numantinus), c.185–129 B.C., Roman general, destroyer of Carthage. He was the son of Aemilius Paullus,

Scythia

( sĭth'ēə ), ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube on the west to the borders of China on the east. The Scythians flourished from the

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Sekhmet (Egyptian deity)

In ancient Egypt, there was a lioness goddess named Sekhmet. The meaning of her name was “the Powerful One.” She was represented as a woman with the

Sermon on the Mount

In the New Testament, the summary of Jesus' teachings recorded in Matthew 5–7. It forms the basis of Christian teaching on discipleship, and includes