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Canopus

(Encyclopedia) Canopus, in astronomy, 2d brightest star in the sky, located in the constellation Carina, which is part of the ancient constellation Argo Navis; Bayer designation α Carinae; 1992 position R.A....

Canopus

(Encyclopedia) Canopus kənō´pəs [key], ancient city of N Egypt, 12 mi (19 km) E of Alexandria. Canopus, the pilot of Menelaus ' ship, was said to have died there. In Hellenistic times Canopus was k...

Argos

(Encyclopedia) Argos är´gŏs, –gəs [key], city of ancient Greece, in NE Peloponnesus, 3 mi (4.8 km) inland from the Gulf of Argos, near the modern Nauplia. It was occupied from the early Bronze Age and ...

Argos

(Encyclopedia) Argos, in Greek mythology: see Argus .

Argo

(Encyclopedia) Argo är´gō [key], in Greek mythology, ship in which Jason and the Argonauts sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece. Most legends say that Argus, son of Phrixus, was the builder, with t...

National Archives

(Encyclopedia) National Archives, official depository for records of the U.S. federal government, established in 1934 by an act of Congress. Although displeasure concerning the method of keeping national reco...

Brewer's: Canopus

The Egyptian god of water. The Chaldeans worshipped fire, and sent all the other gods a challenge, which was accepted by a priest of Canopus. The Chaldeans lighted a vast fire round the god…

Victor Argo 2004 Deaths

Victor ArgoAge: 69 film actor who played tough guys in dozens of films, including Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Died: Manhattan, April 6, 2004Yasir ArafatA - FRichard Avedon

Brewer's: Argo

A ship sailing on an adventure. The galley of Jason that went in search of the Golden Fleece was so called, from the Greek argos (swift). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

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