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Brewer's: Medea's Kettle

or Caldron, to boil the old into youth again. Medea, the sorceress, cut an old ram to pieces, and, throwing the pieces into her caldron, the old ram came forth a young lamb. The daughters o…

Brewer's: Mede'a

A sorceress, daughter of the King of Colchis. She married Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, whom she aided to obtain the golden fleece. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

Modern Pentathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 1912 (men); 2000 (women) by Mike Morrison and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? American George Patton (yes, that George Patton) was a strong challeng…

Modern Pentathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 1912 (men); 2000 (women) by Mike Morrison and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? American George Patton (yes, that George Patton) was a strong challenger for the modern pentathlon…

Modern Slavery

Human bondage in Africa, Asia, and the Dominican Republic by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco This article was posted on April 18, 2001. Sudanese slaves await redemption in Madhol, Sudan, in December…

Modern Verse

ContentsThe Little Book of Modern VerseForewordLord of my Heart's Elation (Bliss Carman)Gloucester Moors (William Vaughn Moody)On a Subway Express (Chester Firkins)The Automobile (Percy MacKaye)The Bl…

A Modern Affair

Director:Vern OakleyWriter:Paul ZimmermanDirector of Photography:Rex NicholsonEditor:Suzanne PillsburyMusic:Jan HammerProduction Designer:Cathy T. MarshallProducers:Vern Oakley, Melanie Webber…

Classical Mythology: No Place Like Home?

No Place Like Home?Classical MythologyCrimes of Passion: Jason, Medea, and the ArgonautsAssembling the ArgonautsIn Search of AdventureWitch Way to the Golden FleeceCrime and Punishment: The Lo…

Modern Olympic Games

The original Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when Roman emperor Theodosius I banned all pagan festivals (the Olympics celebrated the Greek …