In Greco-Roman mythology, Aeneas was a Trojan hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite. His father was a first cousin of King Priam of Troy, making Aeneas a second cousin to Priam's children, he is mentioned in Homer's Iliad. Aeneas receives full treatment in Roman mythology, most extensively in Virgil's Aeneid, where he is cast as an ancestor of Romulus and Remus, he became the first true hero of Rome. Snorri Sturluson identifies him with the Norse god Vidarr of the Æsir. Aeneas is the Latin spelling of Greek Αἰνείας. In the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Aeneas is first introduced with Aphrodite naming him Αἰνείας for the αὶνóν ἄχος he caused her, where Aineías derives from the adjective αὶνóν, it is a popular etymology for the name exploited by Homer in the Iliad. In the Medieval period there were writers who held that, because the Aeneid was written by a philosopher it is meant to be read philosophically; as such, in the "natural order", the meaning of Aeneas' name combines Greek ennos and demas, which becomes ennaios, meaning "in-dweller".
However, there is no certainty regarding the origin of his name. In imitation of the Iliad, Virgil borrows epithets of Homer. Though he borrows many, Virgil pius; the epithets applied by Virgil are an example of an attitude different from that of Homer, for whilst Odysseus is poikilios, Aeneas is described as pius, which conveys a strong moral tone. The purpose of these epithets seems to enforce the notion of Aeneas' divine hand as father and founder of the Roman race, their use seems circumstantial: when Aeneas is praying he refers to himself as pius, is referred to as such by the author only when the character is acting on behalf of the gods to fulfill his divine mission. Aeneas is called pater when acting in the interest of his men; the story of the birth of Aeneas is told in one of the major Homeric Hymns. Aphrodite has caused Zeus to fall in love with mortal women. In retaliation, Zeus puts desire in her heart for Anchises, tending his cattle among the hills near Mount Ida; when Aphrodite sees him she is smitten.
She appears before him. He is overcome by her beauty, believing that she is a goddess, but Aphrodite identifies herself as a Phrygian princess. After they make love, Aphrodite reveals her true identity to him and Anchises fears what might happen to him as a result of their liaison. Aphrodite assures him that he will be protected, tells him that she will bear him a son to be called Aeneas. However, she warns him; when Aeneas is born, Aphrodite takes him to the nymphs of Mount Ida. She directs them to raise the child to age five take him to Anchises. According to other sources, Anchises brags about his encounter with Aphrodite, as a result is struck in the foot with a thunderbolt by Zeus. Thereafter he is lame in that foot. Aeneas is a minor character in the Iliad, where he is twice saved from death by the gods as if for an as-yet-unknown destiny, but is an honorable warrior in his own right. Having held back from the fighting, aggrieved with Priam because in spite of his brave deeds he was not given his due share of honour, he leads an attack against Idomeneus to recover the body of his brother-in-law Alcathous at the urging of Deiphobus.
He is the leader of the Trojans' Dardanian allies, as well as a second cousin and principal lieutenant of Hector, son of the Trojan king Priam. Aeneas's mother Aphrodite comes to his aid on the battlefield, he is a favorite of Apollo. Aphrodite and Apollo rescue Aeneas from combat with Diomedes of Argos, who nearly kills him, carry him away to Pergamos for healing. Poseidon, who favors the Greeks, comes to Aeneas's rescue after he falls under the assault of Achilles, noting that Aeneas, though from a junior branch of the royal family, is destined to become king of the Trojan people. Bruce Louden presents Aeneas as a "type" in the tradition of Utnapishtim and Philemon, Lot. Apollodorus explains that "...the Greeks let him alone on account of his piety". The Roman mythographer Gaius Julius Hyginus in his Fabulae credits Aeneas with killing 28 enemies in the Trojan War. Aeneas appears in the Trojan narratives attributed to Dares Phrygius and Dictys of Crete; the history of Aeneas was continued by Roman authors.
One influential source was the account of Rome's founding in Cato the Elder's Origines. The Aeneas legend was well known in Virgil's day and appeared in various historical works, including the Roman Antiquities of the Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ab Urbe Condita by Livy, Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus; the Aeneid explains that Aeneas is one of the few Trojans who were not killed or enslaved when Troy fell. Aeneas, after being commanded by the gods to flee, gathered a group, collectively known as the Aeneads, who traveled to Italy and became progenitors of Romans; the Aeneads included Aeneas's trumpeter Misenus, his father Anchises, his friends Achates and Acmon, the healer Iapyx, the
Penny J. White is an American attorney and former judge, on the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Law, she was a Tennessee circuit court judge, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, a justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court before being removed from office in a judicial retention election. She is the only Tennessee judge to lose a judicial retention election under the Tennessee Plan. White was born in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1956, she attended East Tennessee State University, graduating with a B. S. degree in 1978. At ETSU she was the first female president of the Student Government Association. After graduation, she went on to study law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was awarded the J. D. degree in 1981, Georgetown University Law Center, where she was awarded an LL. M. degree in 1987. White engaged in the private practice of law in Johnson City, from 1981 to 1983 and from 1985 to 1990. From 1983 to 1985 she served as supervising attorney and clinical instructor in the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic.
Penny White impressed Justice Scalia and the US Supreme Court when she appeared before them at the age of 32. The New Yorker article on Scalia note: "In a 1988 speech, Justice Harry Blackmun, who retired in 1994, recalled how Scalia had grilled a lawyer named Penny White, a thirty-two-year-old solo practitioner from Johnson City, Tennessee, he "picked on her and picked on her and picked on her, she gave it back to him," Blackmun said. "Finally, at the end of the case we walked off, Nino said the only thing he could say:'Wasn't she good? Wasn't she good?' The rest of us were silent. We knew she was good."In 1990, she won election to a judgeship in Tennessee's First Judicial Circuit. In 1992 she left the circuit judgeship when Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter appointed her to the state's Court of Criminal Appeals, she served on that court until 1994, when McWherter selected her to fill a vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court. She became the second woman to serve on the state's highest court. White became a subject of controversy in 1996 when she voted with the court majority in the 3-2 decision in the case of State v. Odom.
That June 3, 1996 decision upheld a conviction for the rape and murder of an elderly woman, but overturned a death sentence in the case on the grounds that the combination of rape with murder did not meet the requirements for the death penalty because the rape did not cause the murder to be "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel in that it involved torture or serious physical abuse beyond that necessary to produce death." It was the only death penalty decision that White participated in as a member of the state supreme court. In a law review article published several years White wrote that Tennessee law at the time of the case allowed capital punishment and that she would have voted to affirm a death sentence "that was imposed in accordance with the law."While a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as the Tennessee Supreme Court White was criticized for at least three opinions on capital murder cases. Suzanne Collins, a 19 year old female Marine was assaulted, kidnapped and killed by having a 31 inch tree branch thrust between her legs so it penetrated her vital organs and punctured a lung.
Sedley Alley was sentenced to death. Tennessee State Trooper Doug Tripp was shot 12 times in the head and torso in two separate volleys from a suspect while sitting in his cruiser. 78 year old Mina Ethel Johnson was raped, stabbed during an attack by Richard Odom. In the Collins and Johnson cases White's opinion was that these murders did not meet the definition of "especially heinous and cruel". In the Trooper Tripp case, White held there was not sufficient evidence of premeditation, the charge was reduced to 2nd degree murder. Trooper Tripp's killer was paroled after 17 years; as a recent appointee, White was the only member of the court, subject to a retention vote in that year's election, she was targeted for defeat by victims' rights advocates, the Tennessee Conservative Union, death penalty proponents who opposed the decision. White was restrained from campaigning on her own behalf by the judicial code of ethics, but her opponents "flooded the state" with materials urging her defeat. One mailing urged voters to "Vote for capital punishment by voting NO on August 1 for Supreme Court Justice Penny White."
She was publicly opposed by Governor Don Sundquist and U. S. Senators Bill Frist and Fred Thompson, all Republicans; as a result of the campaign against her, the "no" vote prevailed in the August 1, 1996, retention election, causing her to be removed from the court. Only 19 percent of the state's voters voted in White's retention election. Sundquist subsequently appointed Janice Holder to fill the seat. Judge White's advocacy campaign, "People To Retain Justice White" raised over 10 times the funds of their counterparts, yet White was recalled during the election; the defeat of White's judicial retention election was decried by people concerned that election of judges politicizes the judiciary, as well as by opponents of the death penalty. In a speech before the American Bar Association two days after White's defeat, U. S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens stated that he considered the popular election of judges to be "profoundly unwise." He stated: "A campaign promise to be'tough on crime' or'enforce the death penalty' is evidence of bias that should disqualify the candidate from sitting in criminal cases."
Shawne Brian Williams is an American professional basketball player who most played for the Al-Riffa of the Bahraini Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis before being selected 17th overall in the 2006 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Williams was listed as the No. 5 shooting guard and the No. 15 player in the nation in 2005. In his freshman year of 2005–06 at Memphis, Williams averaged 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while averaging 1.4 steals and blocks, playing in 36 games while starting 34. He led all Conference USA freshmen in rebounding. Williams averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in three games in the Conference USA tournament, being named the tournament MVP. He can play at the guard position. Williams signed with the Indiana Pacers July 6, 2006. Williams scored 13 points in his NBA debut against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2006. On October 10, 2008, Williams was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Eddie Jones, two first-round draft picks and cash.
On January 11, 2010, the Mavericks traded him and Kris Humphries to the New Jersey Nets for Eduardo Nájera. Four days the Nets waived Williams. On September 23, 2010, the New York Knicks signed Williams to a one-year contract. Williams had his best season with New York, playing a key role off the bench for the team as the Knicks reached the 2011 NBA playoffs. On December 15, 2011, the New Jersey Nets signed Williams to a two-year contract, beating the offer made by the New York Knicks. On March 15, 2012, the Nets traded Williams, Mehmet Okur, a 2012 first-round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for veteran small forward Gerald Wallace. Williams never appeared in a game for Portland. In early 2013, he joined Guangzhou Liu Sui for the 2013 NBL season. On September 3, 2013, Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, he was waived on January 7, 2014, the deadline before his contract would become guaranteed. The Lakers had injuries to guards Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry, wanted to free up Williams' roster spot and salary in the event they need another replacement at guard.
On January 27, 2014, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League. On February 6, 2014, he re-signed with the Lakers to a 10-day contract, he did not sign a second 10-day contract with the Lakers. On February 19, 2014, he was re-acquired by the D-Fenders. On August 1, 2014, Williams signed with the Miami Heat, rejoining former Pacers teammate Danny Granger. On February 19, 2015, Williams was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Suns. Three days he was waived by the Pelicans. On February 24, 2015, Williams was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Pistons. On June 11, 2015, Williams was traded, along with Caron Butler, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Ersan İlyasova. However, he was waived by the Bucks on June 30, 2015. In October 2017, Williams joined the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G League. On January 21, 2019, Williams was reported to have joined the Al-Riffa of the Bahraini Premier League. On September 11, 2007, Williams was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Two passengers in Williams' car were arrested. One was charged with possession of marijuana, the other was charged with possession of a stolen handgun. In January 2010, Williams was arrested in Memphis on felony drug charges for selling a codeine substance. Williams pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor drug possession, he was placed on six months' probation, ordered to undergo mandatory drug testing, attend a drug offender school and make a $10,000 contribution to the Shelby County Drug Treatment Court. His legal situation cleared up quickly. During the summer of 2010, Williams received training camp invitations from two teams: the New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats. Williams' older brother, murdered, last saw him play at the Madison Square Garden; as a result of this sentimental connection, Williams chose to attend the Knicks' training camp. On December 13, 2012, Williams was arrested again in Memphis on drug charges after a police officer smelled marijuana coming from a Porsche in a parking lot near a mall.
In the car, officers found a smoked joint of marijuana, as well as another joint and a bottle of codeine cough syrup, not prescribed to Williams. From 2011-2013 Williams dated Little Rock model Molly Mclane; as of 2017, Williams is engaged to Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member Jessica Dime. They have a daughter born in 2018. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com