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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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The Templum Pacis was, of course, located in a busy part of Flavian Rome.
On the rise of Taddeo Pepoli see Guido Antonioli, Conservator pacis et iustitie: La signoria di Taddeo Pepoli a Bologna (1337-1347) (Bologna, 2004).
Now the government is seeking new ways of cooperating with volunteer groups and has come to Regina Pacis to find out how to do it.
Later, following interventions by Mussolini to open the square towards the river and house the Ara Pacis on the Tiber side of the site, Morpurgo had to make a whole out of a set of contradictory parts.
Other constructions or restorations in this vein included the Templum Pacis, the Temple of Honos and Virtus at the Porta Capena, the Temple of Claudius on the Caelian, and the Capitol, which had been devastated by fire in December 69 in an episode of the civil war which resulted in the death of Flavius Sabinus and the narrow escape of Domitian.
Autour de 1320, il se mit a rediger son << Defensor pacis >>, un traite destine a elucider d'un point de vue theorique les questions brulantes de son epoque, qui fonda la notoriete de son auteur.
It is the entrance to Richard Meier's Ara Pacis museum--the only major contribution to the fabric of the city within the Aurelian walls for over 60 years.
The authors' position is reminiscent of that of Carneades in Hugo Grotius's De iure belli ac pacis (1625), wherein the fictional character argues that there is no such thing as a universal obligatory natural law "because all creatures, men as well as animals, are impelled by nature towards ends advantageous to themselves.
ROME: Three nights B&B at the three-star Domus Pacis Hotel costs pounds 189 per person.
Especially noteworthy is an Italian priest whose fortified grounds, named Regina Pacis, is a sanctuary for some who escape and get to his shelter.
In this sense, Roy is echoing the great humanist Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536), who wrote an eloquent tract against warmongering called Querela pacis or "The Complaint of Peace.
Indeed, De Jure Bellum ac Pacis (The Law of War and Peace) has been seen as the first modern treatise on international law.