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1) Bona Dea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion, ancient fertility goddess worshiped only by women; also called Fauna. She was said to be the daughter, sister, or wife of Faunus. No man could be...

2) Bonnet, Georges. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States and several times finance minister, notably in the Camille Chautemps cabinet (1937-38). His stringent fiscal policy was partially responsible for the...

3) Bonnet, Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Swiss naturalist and philosopher. He drew attention to parthenogenesis in aphids, but his theories were highly fanciful and unscientific. His books include Traite...

4) Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French portrait and historical painter. He is best known for his portraits of famous men, including Thiers, Victor Hugo, and Dumas fils. Bonnat is represented in...

5) Maia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, oldest of the Pleiades. She was the mother of Hermes by Zeus. 2 In Roman mythology, goddess of fertility; also called Maiesta. She was often identified...

6) Pompeia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman matron, wife of Julius Caesar, daughter of Quintus Pompeius Rufus and granddaughter of Sulla. She married Caesar in 67 B.C. and was divorced in 61 B.C., because...

7) Sforza, Ludovico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Milan (1494-99); younger son of Francesco I Sforza. He was called Ludovico il Moro [the Moor] because of his swarthy complexion. In 1480 he deprived his sister-in-law,...

8) Clodius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Claudian gens (see Claudius), and his name is also written as Publius Claudius Pulcher. He was brother to Appius Claudius Pulcher and to the notorious Clodia. In...

9) Faunus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion, woodland deity, protector of herds and crops. He was identified with the Greek Pan. His festival was observed on Dec. 5 with dancing and merrymaking....

10) Preemption Act. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Preemption Act, statute passed (1841) by the U.S. Congress in response to the demands of the Western states that squatters be allowed to preempt lands. Pioneers often...

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