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In Greek mythology, Mentor (sometimes Mentes) was the son of Alcumus and, in his old age, a friend of Odysseus. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War, he placed Mentor in charge of his son, Telemachus and his palace. When Athena visited Telemachus, she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from Telemachus' mother's suitors.

Odyssey II, 255; 267.

Also refers to two different Trojan War leaders.

  1. King of the Cicones (according to the Iliad.)
  2. King of the Taphians (according to the Odyssey.)

This is the source of the modern use of the word mentor: a trusted friend, counselor or teacher. Some professions have "mentoring programs" in which newcomers are paired with more experienced people in order to obtain good examples and advice as they advance.

In the England the National Learning Network have commissioned a team of 20 ILT subject mentors to help College staff get to grips with using ILT effectively.

Several places in the United States of America have been named Mentor:

  • Mentor, Kentucky
  • Mentor, Minnesota
  • Mentor, Ohio
  • Mentor, Clark County, Wisconsin
  • Mentor Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan
  • Mentor Township, Oscoda County, Michigan
  • Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio

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Publicatios (1160 words)
Deme Gy., Mentes Gy., Reszler Á.: Kísérletek a digitális mér“szalaggal, Geodézia és Kartográfia, /1979/, 31, 406-415.
Mentes Gy.: Talajmozgás regisztrálása horizontális ingákkal a seredi Vág-híd terhelési próbáján, Geodézia és Kartográfia, /1993/, 45, 227-230.
Mentes Gy.: CCD érzékel“k alkalmazási lehet“ségei a geodéziai méréstechnikában és a fotogrammetriában, Geodézia és Kartográfia, 46(5-6), /1994/, 270-279.
The effect of atmospheric pressure on strain measurement at the Sopron Observatory, Hungary (1294 words)
A highly sensitive microbarograph was developed in the institute (Mentes, 1994) which is capable of measuring pressure variations and also atmospheric tides with good resolution (Mentes and Eper, 1997).
This instrument was installed in the observatory in 1992 and it is working, with breaks for technical reasons, under the same conditions that apply to the extensometer.
Mentes Gy., 2000: Influence of temperature and barometric pressure variations on extensometric deformation measurements at the Sopron Station.
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