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, in Greek religion and mythology, goddesses of the seasons; daughters of Zeus and Themis. Although they controlled the recurrence of the seasons, they also attended other gods and had no cults of their own. The number and names of the Horae differed from region to region.
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(also Irene), in Greek mythology, the goddess of peace and either the nurse or mother of Plutus, the god of wealth.

Aristophanes’ comedy Eirene (421 B.C.) depicts the goddess’ liberation from the cavern in which the fierce god of war had immured her. A statue by Cephisodotus (first half of the fourth century B.C.) of the beautiful goddess carrying the infant Plutus was erected in Athens circa 374 B.C. The statue survives through various Roman copies, such as the one in the Glyptothek in Munich.

Eirene was venerated in Rome under the name of Pax. In 1957 an international organization of classical scholars from socialist countries was founded under the name “Eirene”; its journal also bears the goddess’ name.

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In Peace, Trygaeus needs to try harder than Dicaeopolis to reach his goal; half the play is about retrieving Eirene while it is announced from the beginning that Trygaeus wants peace for the sake and benefit of all Greeks.
The new network is compliant with EIRENE GSM-R and ETCS2/ERTMS standards, seamless interoperability, new GSM-R functions, and the contract includes the option to expand the network to mobile broadband services, including 4G long-term evolution (LTE).
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ISTANBUL, Jun 6, 2011 (TUR) -- The 39th Istanbul Music Festival began on Saturday with an opening ceremony at the Hagia Eirene Museum.
Nortel supplied equipment for the MORANE (Mobile Radio for Railways Networks in Europe) trial and was a major contributor to the EIRENE (European Integrated Railway radio Enhanced Network) GSM-R standard.
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Think also of our strong history of ageing heroes and heroines - from RS Thomas, a maverick who in his nineties was playing havoc with his public, to Saunders Lewis, the Welsh nationalist who never diluted his heartfelt opinions, to Lady Eirene White, the former Labour MP who was active until her death at 90.
THERE can be few inhabitants of North Wales in the last half-century who have not known and respected the late Mrs Eirene White, later Baroness White of Rhymney, who established herself as a battling politician who rose above politics to champion and fight for causes.
The implementation of this project will completely cover the railroad tracks in question with sufficient overlap on Austrian territory GSM-R signal, corresponding to international standards in quality EIRENE needed to deploy security applications ETCS L2.
ISTANBUL, Jun 5, 2011 (TUR) -- The 39th Istanbul Music Festival began on Saturday with an opening ceremony at the Hagia Eirene Museum.
At the Collegium, Eirene insists Pullo punish their slave, Gaia, for insubordination, but Pullo's attempts to reprimand her lead to a boisterous conclusion.