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an ancient region of the Peloponnesos peninsula in Greece, 10 km south of the city of Argos. According to Greek mythology, Lerna is the site of Heracles’ struggle with the Lernaean Hydra.

Excavations conducted between 1952 and 1957 by the American scholar J. L. Caskey revealed a settlement of many layers that had existed from the early Neolithic period to the late Bronze Age (the middle of the sixth millennium B.C to the third quarter of the second millennium B.C.). The excavations yielded the remains of defensive structures and of dwellings (including the two-story house of a ruler, the House of Tiles, second half of the third millennium B.C.), pottery, and burials from various periods.


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And again she bore a third, the evil-minded Hydra of Lerna, whom the goddess, white-armed Hera nourished, being angry beyond measure with the mighty Heracles.
According to legend, the Hydra of Lerna was killed by Hercules as the second of his Twelve Labours.
4) Lerna Ekmekcioglu daha ozellikli bir konu olan Milletler Cemiyeti azinlik rejimi ve Turkiye Cumhuriyeti ile baglantisi uzerine yazmistir.
Michel Cavagnac is an honorary professor and a LERNA researcher in the Toulouse School of Economics.
El suelo que crea, como el Lerna donde habita, no es solo liquido, es tambien licuante e inhospito como el inframundo al que comunica.
Gott in Edmund Husserls Phanomenologie", en: lerna, C.
La vacuna contra la gripe, que anualmente se modifica de acuerdo con la cepa viral que domino el ano anterior, se dirige a la cabeza de la hemaglutinina, la cual cambia su composicion periodicamente y, por lo tanto, anula la eficacia de la vacuna, como si fuera la Hidra de Lerna que vencio Hercules.
Mattoon-based First National Bank has announced that it has acquired the Lerna branch of The Bank of Advance, in Advance.
Es decir, yo a mis personajes o los derroto o les doy una victoria pirrica, como la del general romano, Pirro de Lerna.
En Peggy Reeves Sanday, El Canibalismo como sistema cultural (Barcelona: Editorial Lerna, 1987).
O monstro descrito no excerto acima e a Hidra de Lerna, uma especie de dragao com nove cabecas de serpente, morta por Heracles no segundo de seus doze trabalhos.
One of these consequences is that Marino Lerna, together with twelve other young volunteers of a "corso accelerato di allievi ufficiali" (1363), learns that he needs to immediately leave the safety of his training camp in Macerata in order to go to combat on the Podgora front.