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aegis

(ē`jĭs), in Greek mythology, weapon of Zeus and Athena. It possessed the power to terrify and disperse the enemy or to protect friends. The aegis was usually described as a garment made of goatskin slung over the shoulder or as a piece of armor. The aegis of Athena was a breastplate covered with goatskin and bordered with snakes, bearing in the center the head of the Gorgon MedusaMedusa
, in Greek mythology, most famous of the three monstrous Gorgon sisters. She was once a beautiful woman, but she offended Athena, who changed her hair into snakes and made her face so hideous that all who looked at her were turned to stone.
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aegis

protective mantle of Zeus given to Athena. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary]

aegis

(sometimes US), egis
Greek myth the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin

AEGIS

(operating system)
A Unix variant that was used on Apollo workstations before Apollo was bought by Hewlett Packard. AEGIS has some advantages over standard BSD or System V Unix. It includes faster file access and a richer command set; there are commands to find out which process is running on a particular node, which process is locking a particular file, etc.

Aegis

(programming, tool)
A CASE tool for project change management written by Peter Miller, with minor contributions by a few others. Aegis is licensed using the GNU GPL but is not a GNU project.

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The reduction of the pursuit of these goals to the acquisition of a set of predetermined outcomes, that is to a set of reproducible and hence exchangeable commodities under the twin aegises of the pleasure and the reality principles, is not only an oversimplification, but it is also by definition to make the pursuit of the traditional goals of humanistic education impossible.
Books, and print matter in general, are no longer the primary aegises for publication or documentation information.
For the short turn-of-the-century pull, we live and will live in the face of a situation described a generation ago by Harold Isaacs in his appropriately named Idols of the Tribe: there is a massive, convulsive in gathering of peoples (usually under religious aegises and auspices) into their separatenesses and overagainstnesses, to protect their pride and power and place from the real or presumed threat of others who are thinking and acting as they are but in different groups.