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Silvanus,

in Roman religion, ancient pastoral deity, protector of uncultivated lands. It was also said that he was the guardian of field boundaries, flocks, and herds. Like the Greek PanPan
, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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, with whom he was often identified, he could be dangerous as well as beneficent.

Silvanus

god of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 13]
See: Farming
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History recorded that Silvanus defied the Pax Romana peace.
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9), clearly identified not only by the description of Silvanus but also by the distinguishing scene of the Gallic noblewoman, Chiomara (Fig.
The syncretic Teachings of Silvanus, for instance, belongs to the genre of early Hellenistic-Christian wisdom literature.
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Lucky visitors have been enjoying this view since the hotel was built in 1894 by celebrated architect Silvanus Trevail.
ATLANTA, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Morehouse College moves toward the 2013 Commencement weekend, President John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
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Finally, for those curious about math but not in a teaching position, the following works may be of interest: Morris Kline's "Mathematics for the Nonmathematician"; Lancelot Hogben's "Mathematics for the Million"; anything by Martin Gardner; "Calculus Made Easy," by Silvanus P.