Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A Posteriori Knowledge

Knowledge derived from experience, as opposed to a priori knowledge (q.v.).

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Soter, Saint

Succeeding St. Anicetus as pope, Soter sent a letter and alms to the church of Corinth, whose bishop, St. Dionysius, replied in a letter that acknowledged Soter's affection and theological advice. Soter continued Pope Anicetus' attack against Montanism, a heresy overemphasizing prophecy and rigid moral

Friday, April 01, 2005

Cyriacus Of Ancona

Byname of  Ciriaco De' Pizzicolli  Italian merchant and Humanist whose writings, based on topographical observations and antiquarian findings relating to ancient Greek civilization, proved useful for later archaeological surveys and classical scholarship. Travelling extensively in southern Italy, Greece, Egypt, and the Near East, he copied hundreds

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Smith, George

English Assyriologist who advanced knowledge of the earliest (Sumerian) period of Mesopotamian civilization with his discovery of one of the most important literary works in Akkadian, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Moreover, its description of a flood, strikingly similar to the account in Genesis, had a stunning effect on Smith's

Monday, March 28, 2005


In full  Publius Cornelius Tacitus , or  Gaius Cornelius Tacitus  Roman orator and public official, probably the greatest historian and one of the greatest prose stylists who wrote in the Latin language. Among his works are the Germania, describing the Germanic tribes, the Historiae (Histories), concerning the Roman Empire from AD 69 to 96, and the later Annals, dealing with the empire in the period from AD 14 to 68.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


The Volga flows north-south across the western end of the republic, while the Kama, the Volga's largest tributary, forms a roughly east-west axis through the greater part. The Vyatka and the Belaya

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Genetic Disease, Human

Most imbalances involving autosomes