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Cadmus,

in Greek legend, son of AgenorAgenor
, in Greek mythology. 1 King of Tyre, father of Cadmus and Europa. When Europa disappeared, Agenor sent Cadmus and his other sons in search of her. 2 Trojan hero, son of Antenor.
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 and founder of ThebesThebes,
chief city of Boeotia, in ancient Greece. It was originally a Mycenaean city. Thebes is rich in associations with Greek legend and religion (see Oedipus; the Seven against Thebes; Epigoni). Sometime before 1000 B.C.
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. Misfortune followed his family because he killed the sacred dragon that guarded the spring of Ares. Athena told him to sow the dragon's teeth, and from these sprang the Sparti [sown men], ancestors of the noble families of Thebes. Cadmus married Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. At their wedding he presented her with a sacred robe and necklace, made by Hephaestus, which later brought misfortune to their possessors (see AmphiaraüsAmphiaraüs
, in Greek mythology, a prophet, one of the ill-fated Seven against Thebes. He foresaw the disaster of the expedition, but Polynices bribed his wife, Eriphyle, with the magic necklace of Harmonia, to convince him to go.
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; AlcmaeonAlcmaeon
, in Greek legend, son of Amphiaraüs and Eriphyle, a leader of the expedition of the Epigoni against Thebes. He murdered his mother in revenge for his father's death and consequently was haunted by the Erinyes until he found haven on Achelous' island.
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). They had four daughters—Ino, Semele, Autonoe, and Agave. In their old age Cadmus and Harmonia were turned into serpents by Zeus and sent to live in the Elysian fields.

Cadmus

introduced the alphabet to the Greeks. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 161]

Cadmus

sows dragon’s teeth that turn into armed men. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 180]
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WS_FTP is installed on the flight hard disk of MARES, which stores all the calculations and experimental data generated using the system," explained Cadmos.
He said that in 1975, they established together the coaxial submarine cable ADONIS, which was replaced in 1994 with CADMOS, a repeaterless optical fiber system, which continues to this day to be one of the main systems via which both organisations jointly exploit market opportunities.
Meanwhile, Cyta and Lebanese telecoms infrastructure provider OGERO have agreed to upgrade the Cadmos submarine cable system between Cyprus and Lebanon, providing the capability for multiple 10 Gbps connections.
The new cable will boost the country's Internet reliability as the system will be in a position to enhance the existing CADMOS and IMEWE cables, also connecting Lebanon and Cyprus, by providing a high-quality alternative route to the older cables.
The Cadmos Foundation, which is partly handling the Italian Embassy-funded program, created a textbook for students, translating all their professors' classes into Braille.
The 150,000 euro initiative, funded by the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Italian Cooperation with the contribution of Cadmos Foundation, aims to "encourage visually impaired persons to get enrolled in journalism," a press release issued by the Italian Embassy said.
In addition to bolstering the country's overall telecommunications capacity, it aims to provide a stable backup to the present CADMOS and IMEWE cable systems.