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Maia

(mā`ə, mī`ə). 1 In Greek mythology, oldest of the PleiadesPleiades,
in Greek mythology, seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione. According to one legend they were the attendants of Artemis and were changed into stars by the gods when they were pursued by the amorous hunter Orion.
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. She was the mother of Hermes by Zeus. 2 In Roman mythology, goddess of fertility; also called Maiesta. She was often identified with Bona DeaBona Dea
, in Roman religion, ancient fertility goddess worshiped only by women; also called Fauna. She was said to be the daughter, sister, or wife of Faunus. No man could be present at her annual festival in May.
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. The month of May was probably named for her.

Maia

(mÿ -ă) See Pleiades.

Maia

 

a mountain range in Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR. It extends for 200 km along the drainage divide of the Uda River (Sea of Okhotsk basin) and its left tributary, the Maia River. Elevation, 1,983 m. The range is composed of metamorphic rocks and granites, and in the southeast, of effusive rocks and their tuffs. The Maia Range is deeply dissected by valleys. Spruce-fir and larch taiga grows on the slopes at elevations to 1,000 m; higher up there is a zone of dwarf stone pine and mountain tundras.


Maia

 

a river in Khabarovsk Krai and the Yakut ASSR, a right tributary of the Aldan River (Lena Basin). Length, 1,053 km; basin area, 171,000 sq km. Its sources are the Pravaia and Levaia Maia, and it flows mainly within the borders of the ludoma-Maia upland. Along the upper and middle course the valley is broad and swampy; along the lower course it is more narrow. The river’s feeding is mixed. The average water flow is 1,180 cu m per sec. High water is from May through September. It freezes in the second half of October and thaws in May. The ludoma is a large right tributary. The Maia is navigable for about 500 km from the estuary. During the second half of the 17th century the route from Yakutsk to the Sea of Okhotsk followed the Maia valley.

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Non potresti creder quanta fidanza sia nel cor mio di non perderve, et che la volunta de Christo non sia che li serviate separato dal consortio nostro, ma che el volgi che noi laudiamo la Maiesta sua ne la conversation vostra" Camaldoli no.
In the second consilium, however, Sozzini argued that laesa maiestas applied only to the emperor and Roman republic and could not be invoked by the city of Lucca.
The laws that governed these trials, the lex maiestatis, provided generally that whoever successfully accused and prosecuted someone on maiestas charges would be given part of the victim's estate.
According to Tacitus, the malicious use of maiestas proceedings escalated under the rule of Tiberius.
Maiestas, if not inherited, could be conferred through divine patronage.
Bellamy notes the distinction between the German Treubruch, a breach of faith between two parties that owe each other loyalty and Roman "notion of maiestas, insult to those of public authority" (The Laws of Treason in England 1).
Nam mihi magnanimi regis cantanda Britannum Maiestas sacrata, sonis memorandaque quondam Illius acta meis, gelidae qui temperat oras Hibernae, sine fraude ulla, sed Matte feroces Saepe quatit Gallos, cui clara Britannia paret, Insula dives opum, duri Mavortis alumna: Albion hanc olim patres dixere Latini.
But, he warns, polyphonic liturgical music for Mass and Vespers was normally reserved for special occasions requiring the "display of maiestas pontificalis" (p.
7), although the charge was hardly maiestas, and the punishment was not the poena legis.
Thanks to the album Maiestas Dei we can feel almost as if we were there.
Quidam etiam non ignobiles veterum philosophorum corporis pulchritudini quandam felictitatem inesse putaverunt, magnam siquidem venustati et dignitati gratiam inesse iudicantes, quod qui rebus iis praestarent alios facile ad se amandos, ad se verendos allicerent, quibus aetate crescente veneranda quaedam maiestas accedere videtur, qua inferiorum animi incredibiliter ad parendum maioribus moventur, magisque interdum homines corporis gratia et veneratio quam vires ipse tuentur.
Starting with a survey of ancient institutions and traditions, Valerius goes on to give examples of military discipline, triumphal custom, the office of censor, and the attribute called maiestas (which R.