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Aegisthus

Aegisthus was a figure in Greek mythology. Aegisthus is known from two primary sources of Greek mythology; the first is Homer's Odyssey, believed to have been first written down by Homer at the end of the 8th century BC, the second from Aeschylus's Oresteia, written in the 5th century, BC. Aegisthus was the son of Thyestes and Thyestes' own daughter Pelopia, an incestuous union motivated by his father's rivalry with the house of Atreus for the throne of Mycenae. Aegisthus murdered Atreus in order to restore his father to power, ruling jointly with him only to be driven from power by Atreus' son Agamemnon. In other version, Aegisthus was the sole surviving son of Thyestes after Atreus killed his brother’s children and served them to Thyestes in a meal. While Agamemnon lay siege to Troy, his estranged queen Clytemnestra took Aegisthus as a lover; the couple killed Agamemnon upon the king's return. Aegisthus ruled for seven more years before his death at the hands of Agamemnon's son Orestes. Thyestes felt he had been deprived of the Mycenean throne unfairly by Atreus.

The two battled forth several times. In addition, Thyestes had an affair with Aerope. In revenge, Atreus served them to him unknowingly. After realizing he had eaten his own sons' corpses, Thyestes asked an oracle how best to gain revenge; the advice was to father a son with his own daughter and that son would kill Atreus. Thyestes raped Pelopia; when Aegisthus was born, his mother abandoned him, ashamed of his origin, he was raised by shepherds and suckled by a goat, hence his name Aegisthus. Atreus, not knowing the baby's origin, raised him as his own son. In the night in which Pelopia had been raped by her father, she had taken from him his sword which she afterwards gave to Aegisthus; when she discovered that the sword belonged to her own father, she realised that her son was the product of incestuous intercourse. In despair, she killed herself. Atreus in his enmity towards his brother sent Aegisthus to kill him. Aegisthus and his father now took possession of their lawful inheritance from which they had been expelled by Atreus.

Aegisthus and Thyestes thereafter ruled over Mycenae jointly, exiling Atreus' sons Agamemnon and Menelaus to Sparta, where King Tyndareus gave the pair his daughters and Helen, to take as wives. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra had four children: one son and three daughters, Iphigenia and Chrysothemis. After the death of Tyndareus, Meneleaus became king of Sparta, he used the Spartan army to drive out Aegisthus and Thyestes from Mycenae and place Agamemnon on the throne. Agamemnon became the most powerful ruler in Greece. After Helen's abduction to Troy, Agamemnon was forced to sacrifice his own daughter Iphigenia in order to appease the gods before setting off for Ilium. While Agamemnon was away fighting in the Trojan War, Clytemnestra turned against her husband and took Aegisthus as a lover. Upon Agamemnon's return to Mycenae and Clytemnestra worked together to kill Agamemnon with certain accounts recording Aegisthus committing the murder while others record Clytemnestra herself exacting revenge on Agamemnon for his murder of Iphigenia.

Following Agamemnon's death, Aegisthus reigned over Mycenae for seven years. He and Clytemnestra had a son and two daughters and Helen. In the eighth year of his reign Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, returned to Mycenae and avenged the death of his father by killing Aegisthus and Clytemnestra; the impiety of matricide was such that Orestes was forced to flee from Mycenae, pursued by the Furies. Aletes became king until Orestes returned several years and killed him. Orestes married Aegisthus' daughter Erigone. Homer gives no information about Aegisthus' back-story. We learn from him only that, after the death of Thyestes, Aegisthus ruled as king at Mycenae and took no part in the Trojan expedition. While Agamemnon was absent on his expedition against Troy, Aegisthus seduced Clytemnestra, was so wicked as to offer up thanks to the gods for the success with which his criminal exertions were crowned. In order not to be surprised by the return of Agamemnon, he sent out spies, when Agamemnon came, Aegisthus invited him to a repast at which he had him treacherously murdered.

In Aeschylus's Oresteia, Aegisthus is a minor figure. In the first play, Agamemnon, he appears at the end to claim the throne, after Clytemnestra herself has killed Agamemnon and Cassandra. Clytemnestra wields the axe. In The Libation Bearers he is killed by Orestes, who struggles over having to kill his mother. Aegisthus is referred to as a "weak lion", plotting the murders but having his lover commit the deeds. According to Johanna Leah Braff, he "takes the traditional female role, as one who devises but is passive and does not act." Christopher Collard describes him as the foil to Clytemnestra, his brief speech in Agamemnon revealing him to be "cowardly, weak, full of noisy threats - a typical'tyrant figure' in embryo."Aeschylus's portrayal of Aegisthus as a weak, implicitly feminised figure, influenced writers and artists who depict him as an effeminate or decadent individual, either manipulating or dominated by the more powerful Clytemnestra. He appears in Seneca's Agamemnon. In Richard Stra

1956 World Series

The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees of the American League and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League) in October 1956. The Series was a rematch of the 1955 World Series, it was the last all-New York City Series until 44 years in 2000, as the Dodgers and the New York Giants moved to California after the 1957 season. Additionally, it was the last time a New York team represented the National League until 1969 when the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles in five games; the Yankees won the Series in seven games. Brooklyn won Games 1 and 2, but New York pitchers threw five consecutive complete games to cap off the comeback; the highlight was Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5. Larsen was named the Series MVP for his achievement; the Dodgers scored 19 runs in the first two games, but only six in the remaining five games, with just one in the final three games. This was the last World Series to date not to have scheduled off days.

As of March 2020, four original television broadcasts from this Series had been released on DVD. AL New York Yankees vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers †: postponed from October 4 due to rain Three batters into the game, the Yankees led 2–0 on a Mickey Mantle home run. Brooklyn struck back with a Jackie Robinson homer in the second inning and a three-run Gil Hodges shot in the third won behind Sal Maglie's complete game. Neither starting pitcher survived the second inning, Don Newcombe giving up a Yogi Berra grand slam, Don Larsen giving up four unearned runs. Little-known pitcher Don Bessent worked the final seven innings for the win. Game 2 set a number of peculiar records in World Series history, which are either matched or comparable with similar World Series records and performances, in limited instances: Game 2 is the first of only two World Series games in history in which a grand slam-hitting team failed to win the game. While the Yankees would prevail in the 1956 series, the 1988 Oakland Athletics would produce a grand slam in Game 1, lose that game, furthermore lose that series.

The number of Yankee runs put up in the game, eight, is the largest number of runs accumulated in a World Series game, by a team which lost the game, yet went on to win the series. This record is shared in common only with Game 3 of 1947, with the Yankees repeating this unusual record here in another Yankee/Dodgers series; the combined run count of both teams in the game, 21, is the largest such combined run count between two teams in any one World Series game, such that the losing team won the series. The complementary record, the largest combined game run count with the game winning team being the series winning team, the game losing team being the series losing team was set in Game 4 in 1993. Whitey Ford pitched a complete game, scattering eight hits, got the support he needed from an Enos Slaughter three-run homer in the sixth that gave the Yankees a 4–2 lead. Hank Bauer's two-run homer in the seventh off Don Drysdale, pitching in relief, put the game away for the Yankees, who got a complete-game six-hitter from Tom Sturdivant.

Mantle hit a home run off Ed Roebuck in the previous inning. In Game 5, working in an unusual "no-windup" style, pitched the only postseason perfect game, the only postseason no-hitter until 2010. Of several close moments, the best remembered is Gil Hodges' fifth-inning line drive toward Yankee Stadium's famed "Death Valley" in left-center, snared by center fielder Mickey Mantle with a spectacular running catch. A reporter asked Yankees manager Casey Stengel if this was the best game Larsen had pitched. Stengel diplomatically answered, "So far!" For Larsen, this was an satisfying performance, as he had acquired a better reputation as a night owl than as a pitcher. Stengel once said of Larsen, "The only thing he fears is sleep!" Larsen's perfect game was the last game that umpire Babe Pinelli called behind the plate. Sports cartoonist Willard Mullin drew an illustration of a happy Larsen painting a canvas titled The Perfect Game, observed by Mullin's classic "Brooklyn Bum." Referencing the old saw "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like", the disgusted-looking Bum came up with a variation: "I don't care if it is art—I don't like it!"

Brooklyn starter Sal Maglie appeared on the game show What's My Line? the night before the game, with former Yankee Phil Rizzuto as one of the panel members. In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a sacrifice bunt by Pee Wee Reese and intentional pass to Duke Snider before the decisive hit. Game 6 is one of only three games in World Series history to be scoreless through nine innings, the others being Game 2 in 1913 and Game 7 in 1991. Yogi Berra's two homers led New York to an unexpectedly easy 9–0 title-clinching victory. Yankee pitcher Johnny Kucks struck out Jackie Robinson to end the Series, it would be Robinson's final at-bat. After belting the Yankee pitching staff for 19 runs and 21 hits in the first two games, the Dodger bats went silent in the next five games, scoring only six runs on 21 hits, batting only.142.

New York outscored Brooklyn 22 -- 6 in Games 3 -- 7. 1956 World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers NBC televised the Series

Bailey House (Fernandina Beach, Florida)

The Bailey House is a historic site in Fernandina Beach, Florida. It is located at 28 South 7th Street. On June 4, 1973, it was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places; the house was built by or for Mr. E. W. Bailey, it is Late Victorian in style. The house rests on brick piers, it has three-story turreted bays at the two corners of its front facade. It has wide-eaved porches on its south and east sides, it It has fish-scale shingles covering its gables, its front dormer, part of the larger turret. List of George Franklin Barber works Media related to Bailey House at Wikimedia Commons