Northup was born in the New York town of Minerva in 1808, and held numerous jobs upstate, one of which was a violinist.
That afternoon, Maria presented her Minerva Awards to five “remarkable women” who have changed lives.
Outside, on the roof, the clock is flanked by more Beaux Arts touches: statues of Hercules, Mercury, and Minerva.
Diomede now thrust forward his lance, Minerva directing it, and adding her strength to give force to the blow.
I had to spring into the situation with knowledge, as Minerva did into life, full grown.
But go thou to the temple of Minerva the pillager, with victims, having assembled the matrons of distinction.
My friend had to choose between the sword of Mars and the bird of Minerva.
Achilles turned in amaze, and by the fire that flashed from her eyes at once knew that she was Minerva.
Thus spoke Minerva, and she persuaded his mind for him, unthinking one.
Then Minerva assumed the form and voice of Mentor, and presently made a covenant of peace between the two contending parties.
ancient Roman goddess of arts, crafts, and sciences; wisdom, sense, and reflection (later identified with Greek Athene), late 14c., mynerfe, from Latin Minerva, from Old Latin Menerva, from *menes-wa, from PIE root *men- "mind, understanding, reason" (see mind (n.)). Cf. Sanskrit Manasvini, name of the mother of the Moon, manasvin "full of mind or sense." Related: Minerval.
The Roman name of Athena, the Greek and Roman goddess of wisdom.