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Ancus Marcius

Ancus Marcius was the legendary fourth king of Rome. He was the son of Marcius, Pompilia. According to Festus, Marcius had the surname of Ancus from his crooked arm. Upon the death of the previous king, Tullus Hostilius, the Roman Senate appointed an interrex, who in turn called a session of the assembly of the people who elected the new king. Ancus Marcius was believed by the Romans to have been the namesake of a Plebeian family. According to Livy, his first act as king was to order the Pontifex Maximus to copy the text concerning the performance of public ceremonies of religion from the commentaries of Numa Pompilius to be displayed to the public, so that the rites of religion should no longer be neglected or improperly performed, he waged war against the Latins, a number of them were settled on the Aventine Hill. According to Livy the war was commenced by the Latins who anticipated Ancus would follow the pious pursuit of peace adopted by his grandfather, Numa Pompilius; the Latins made an incursion on Roman lands.

When a Roman embassy sought restitution for the damage, the Latins gave a contemptuous reply. Ancus accordingly declared war on the Latins; the declaration is notable since, according to Livy, it was the first time that the Romans had declared war by means of the rites of the fetials. Ancus Marcius marched from Rome with a newly levied army and took the Latin town of Politorium by storm, its residents were removed to settle on the Aventine Hill in Rome as new citizens, following the Roman traditions from wars with the Sabines and Albans. When the other Latins subsequently occupied the empty town of Politorium, Ancus took the town again and demolished it; the Latin villages of Tellenae and Ficana were sacked and demolished. The war focused on the Latin town of Medullia; the town was well fortified. Several engagements took place outside the town and the Romans were victorious. Ancus returned to Rome with a large amount of loot. More Latins were brought to Rome as citizens and were settled at the foot of the Aventine near the Palatine Hill, by the temple of Murcia.

Ancus Marcius incorporated the Janiculum into the city, fortifying it with a wall and connecting it with the city by a wooden bridge across the Tiber, the Pons Sublicius. On the land side of the city he constructed a ditch fortification, he built Rome's first prison, the Mamertine prison. He extended Roman territory to the sea, founding the port of Ostia, establishing salt-works around the port, taking the Silva Maesia, an area of coastal forest north of the Tiber, from the Veientes, he expanded the temple of Jupiter Feretrius to reflect these territorial successes. According to a reconstruction of the Fasti Triumphales, Ancus Marcius celebrated at least one triumph, over the Sabines and Veientes. Ancus Marcius is reported to have died of natural causes in the 24th year of his reign, at the age of 60. Ancus Marcius was succeeded by Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, assassinated by the sons of Ancus Marcius. During the Republic and the Empire, the prominent Gens Marcia claimed descent from Ancus Marcius

Llanfair United F.C.

Llanfair United are an amateur football team who are from Llanfair Caereinion, Wales. They play in the Cymru North whilst their reserve side play in the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire Division 1, they play their games at Mount Field, situated in the town itself. The club’s most successful periods were in the 1970s and 1980s when they won numerous Montgomeryshire Amateur League Championships; the club is the only club to win the Emrys Morgan Cup 5 times. In 2012, the club set up a Youth Team. In 2013–14 the club had arguably their most successful season to date; the first team won the Central Wales Cup, the Reserve side won the Montgomeryshire Amateur League, the Ladies won the North Powys league and league cup whilst the Youths won the Mid Wales Youth League. In 2014–15, the first team won the Mid Wales League and the Montgomeyshire Challenge Cup, both for the first time in the club's history. Llanfair won the 2018–19 Mid Wales Football League to gain promotion to the newly created second tier FAW Championship North & Mid.

Spar Mid Wales Division 1 Winners: 2014–15 Runners Up: 2013–14Spar Mid Wales Division 2 Winners: 2012–13Montgomeryshire Amateur League Division 1 Winners: 1946–47, 1947–48, 1972–73, 1974–75 1984–85, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1989–90, 2013–14*, 2015–16* Runners Up: 1937–38, 1938–39, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1970–71. 1981–82, 1983–84, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93Montgomeryshire Amateur League Division 2 Winners: 1978–79, 2011–12 Runners Up: 1990–91 North Powys Ladies League Winners: 2013–14Mid Wales Youth League Winners: 2013–14, 2014–15Central Wales Challenge Cup 2013–14ER Jenkins Cup 2011–12, 2012–13J. Emrys Morgan Cup 1977–78, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1990–91, 2015–16 Montgomerysire Town Cup 1989–90, 1992–93, 2001–02Montgomeryshire Village Cup 1972–73Montgomeryshire League Cup 1949–50, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1990–91Montgomeryshire Cup 2014–15North Powys Ladies League Cup 2013–14Mid Wales Youth Cup 1978–79 1. Players that have played/managed in any foreign equivalent to this level. 2. Players with full international caps.

3. Players that hold a club record or have captained the club. Trefor Owen Kingsley Whiffen Official Website

Steeve Elana

Steeve Elana is an footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for SO Cholet and the Martinique national football team. He played for Lille OSC in the French Ligue 1, he became first choice goalkeeper for Lille after the departure of Mickaël Landreau. However, he was displaced in 2013–14 by the Nigerian international Vincent Enyeama. Born in France, Elana is of Martiniquais descent through his father, Guinean descent through his mother. In March 2019, 38 year old Elana was called up to the Guinea national football team, having played internationally for Martinique, a non-FIFA member, he was unable to get a Guinean passport, as he wasn't able to confirm the Guinean village his grandparents came from. Steeve Elana at L'Équipe Football Steeve Elana at Soccerway