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Pax

(păks), in Roman religion, goddess of peace. Vespasian erected a temple to her at Rome. Her attributes were similar to those of the Greek Irene, the olive branch and the horn of plenty.

Pax

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Pax, asteroid 679 (the 679th asteroid to be discovered, on January 28, 1909), is approximately 72 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4 years. Its name means peace, and Jacob Schwartz gives this asteroid’s astrological significance as “peace.” In a natal chart, Pax’s location by sign and house indicates where and how one is most likely to experience or seek peace, especially in the sense of outward tranquility. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Pax may show conflict or the seeking of peace in situations where a tranquil response is inappropriate. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may indicate an exceptionally tranquil person or an individual who seeks to create peaceful circumstances.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

PAX

[paks]
(communications)

PAX

On drawings, abbr. for “private automatic (telephone) exchange.”

Pax

goddess of peace. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 194]
See: Peace

pax

Chiefly RC Church
a. a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
b. a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn

PAX

(1) (Private Automatic Exchange) An inhouse intercom system.

(2) (Parallel Architecture Extended) A parallel processing environment standard based on Intel's i860 RISC chip, Unix System V and Alliant Computer's parallel and 3D graphics technologies.
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Aproximando-se o momento de sua Paixao e Morte, conforme Joao fala no seu Evangelho [XIV,27], Ele disse: Eu vos deixo a minha paz, eu vos dou a minha paz (MARSILIUS VON PADUA, Defensor Pacis, I, 1,1) (7)
The Templum Pacis was, of course, located in a busy part of Flavian Rome.
4) "Sotto questo aspetto il Defensor Pacis apparisce comme un anello di congiunzione fra il De monarchia de Dante, il Principe e i Discorsi del Machiavelli" [ Sobre este aspecto el Defensor Pacis aparece como un eslabon que conecta el De Monarchia de Dante, el Principe y los Discursos de Maquiavelo].
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The topics include an overview of his biography, his career in Paris, the influence of his education in medicine in his Defensor pacis, his writings concerning church and state, spirituality, poverty, and the reception of his writing and thought.
This predecessor and for a time contemporary of the clarinet is often to be found in Zelenka's music (in Dresden and also in Vienna the chalumeau enjoyed great popularity), complementing the human voice in dialogic mode in emotionally intense passages in his sacred works and the school play Sub olea pacis, which he composed in 1723 for the coronation of Emperor Charles VI as King of Bohemia.
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