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Pyrenees
The PYRENEES (/ˈpɪrᵻniːz/ ; Spanish : Pirineos , French : Pyrénées , Aragonese : Pirineus, Catalan : Pirineus , Occitan : Pirenèus, Basque : Pirinioak or Auñamendiak ) is a range of mountains in southwest Europe
Europe
that forms a natural border between France
France
and Spain
Spain
. Reaching a height of 3,404 metres (11,168 ft) altitude at the peak of Aneto
Aneto
, the range separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe, and extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from the Bay of Biscay
Bay of Biscay
( Cap Higuer ) to the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
( Cap de Creus ). For the most part, the main crest forms a divide between France
France
and Spain, with the microstate of Andorra
Andorra
sandwiched in between
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Bay Of Biscay
Coordinates : 45°30′N 04°20′W / 45.500°N 4.333°W / 45.500; -4.333 The BAY OF BISCAY (/ˈbɪskeɪ, -ki/ ; Spanish : Golfo de Vizcaya, Breton : Pleg-mor Gwaskogn, Basque : Bizkaiko Golkoa, French : Golfe de Gascogne) is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
located south of the Celtic Sea . It lies along the western coast of France
France
from Point Penmarc\'h to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain
Spain
west to Cape Ortegal . The south area of the Bay
Bay
of Biscay washes the northern coast of Spain
Spain
and is known as the Cantabrian Sea . The average depth is 1,744 metres (5,722 ft) and the greatest depth is 4,735 metres (15,535 ft)
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Narbonensis
GALLIA NARBONENSIS ( Latin
Latin
for " Gaul
Gaul
of Narbonne
Narbonne
", from its chief settlement) was a Roman province
Roman province
located in what is now Languedoc
Languedoc
and Provence
Provence
, in southern France
France
. It was also known as PROVINCIA NOSTRA ("Our Province"), from its having been the first Roman province
Roman province
north of the Alps
Alps
, and as GALLIA TRANSALPINA ("Transalpine Gaul"), distinguishing it from Cisalpine Gaul
Cisalpine Gaul
in northern Italy. It became a Roman province
Roman province
in the late 2nd century BC
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Hercules
HERCULES is the Roman adaptation of the Greek divine hero Heracles
Heracles
, who was the son of Zeus
Zeus
(Roman equivalent Jupiter ) and the mortal Alcmene . In classical mythology , Hercules
Hercules
is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures. The Romans adapted the Greek hero's iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In later Western art and literature and in popular culture , Hercules
Hercules
is more commonly used than Heracles
Heracles
as the name of the hero. Hercules
Hercules
was a multifaceted figure with contradictory characteristics, which enabled later artists and writers to pick and choose how to represent him. This article provides an introduction to representations of Hercules
Hercules
in the later tradition
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Hospitality
HOSPITALITY refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt describes hospitality in the Encyclopédie as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. HOSPITALITY ETHICS is a discipline that studies this usage of hospitality. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Historical practice * 3 Global concepts * 3.1 Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
* 3.2 India/Nepal * 3.3 Judaism * 3.4 Christianity
Christianity
* 3.5 Pashtun * 3.6 Celtic cultures * 4 Current usage * 4.1 Anthropology of Hospitality
Hospitality
* 5 Should Also See * 6 References * 7 Further reading ETYMOLOGYDerives from the Latin hospes, meaning "host", "guest", or "stranger"
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Geologic Time Scale
The GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE (GTS) is a system of chronological dating that relates geological strata (stratigraphy ) to time. It is used by geologists , paleontologists , and other Earth
Earth
scientists to describe the timing and relationships of events that have occurred during Earth\'s history . The tables of geologic time spans, presented here, agree with the nomenclature , dates and standard color codes set forth by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS)
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Mountain Range
A MOUNTAIN RANGE or HILL RANGE is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A MOUNTAIN SYSTEM or MOUNTAIN BELT is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are formed by a variety of geological processes, but most of the significant ones on Earth
Earth
are the result of plate tectonics . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are also found on many planetary mass objects in the Solar System
Solar System
and are likely a feature of most terrestrial planets . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys . Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology
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Bebryx
BEBRYCIUS or BEBRYX, in Greek mythology
Greek mythology
, was a king and the father of Pyrene . The mythical tribe of the Bebryces is presumably named after a hero named Bebrycus. REFERENCES * ^ Bell's New Pantheon Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi Gods, p. 203 * ^ (Anonymous) A classical manual, being a mythological, historical, and geographical commentary on Pope's Homer and Dryden's Aeneid of Virgil. London, J. Murray, 1833, p. 588 This article relating to Greek mythology
Greek mythology
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Microstate
A MINISTATE or MICROSTATE is a sovereign state having a very small population or very small land area, and usually both. As the meaning of neither "state" nor "very small" is well-defined in international law, 2010's attempts to define microstates focus on identifying political entities with unique qualitative features linked to their geographic or demographic limitations. According to a qualitative definition, microstates are: "modern protected states, i.e
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Greek Mythology
GREEK MYTHOLOGY is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks , concerning their gods and heroes , the nature of the world , and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece . Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself. Greek mythology
Greek mythology
has had an extensive influence on the culture, arts, and literature of Western civilization and remains part of Western heritage and language. Poets and artists from ancient times to the present have derived inspiration from Greek mythology
Greek mythology
and have discovered contemporary significance and relevance in the themes
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Eponym
An EPONYM is a person, place, or thing for whom or for which something is named, or believed to be named. For example, Elizabeth I of England is the eponym of the Elizabethan era
Elizabethan era
. The adjectives derived from eponym, which include eponymous and eponymic, similarly refer to being the person or thing after whom something is named, as "the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company" refers to Henry Ford. Recent usage, especially in the recorded-music industry, also allows eponymous to mean "named after its central character or creator"
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand
New Zealand
, and a Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba
Cochabamba
. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Herodotus
HERODOTUS (/hɪˈrɒdətəs/ ; Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: Ἡρόδοτος, Hêródotos, Attic Greek pronunciation: ) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire
Persian Empire
(modern-day Bodrum , Turkey
Turkey
) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484–c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides
Thucydides
, Socrates
Socrates
, and Euripides . He is often referred to as "The Father of History", a title first conferred by Cicero
Cicero
; he was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation—specifically, by collecting his materials systematically and critically, and then arranging them into a historiographic narrative
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Silius Italicus
SILIUS ITALICUS, in full TIBERIUS CATIUS ASCONIUS SILIUS ITALICUS (c. 28 – c. 103), was a Roman consul
Roman consul
, orator , and Latin
Latin
epic poet of the 1st century AD, (Silver Age of Latin
Latin
literature ). His only surviving work is the 17-book Punica , an epic poem about the Second Punic War and the longest surviving poem in Latin
Latin
at over 12,000 lines. A painting by Joseph Wright of Derby
Joseph Wright of Derby
depicting Silius Italicus at the tomb of Virgil
Virgil

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Greek Historiography
GREEK HISTORIOGRAPHY refers to Hellenic efforts to track and record history . By the 5th century BC it became an integral part of Ancient Greek literature and held a prestigious place in later Byzantine literature . The historical period of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
is unique in world history as the first period attested directly in proper historiography , while earlier ancient history or proto-history is known by much more circumstantial evidence, such as annals , chronicles , king lists , and pragmatic epigraphy . Herodotus
Herodotus
is widely known as the "father of history", his Histories being eponymous of the entire field
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Quest
A QUEST serves as a plot device in mythology and fiction : a difficult journey towards a goal, often symbolic or allegorical . Tales of quests figure prominently in the folklore of every nation and ethnic culture . In literature , the object of a quest requires great exertion on the part of the hero , who must overcome many obstacles, typically including much travel. The aspect of travel allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures (an objective of the narrative, not of the character). The object of a quest may also have supernatural properties, often leading the protagonist into other worlds and dimensions. The moral of a quest tale often centers on the changed character of the hero
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