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Apollodorus of Damascus

Apollodorus of Damascus was a Syrian-Greek engineer, architect and sculptor from Damascus, Roman Syria, who flourished during the 2nd century AD. Apollodorus was engineer, he designed and oversaw the construction of the Forum and Temple, Column of Trajan within the city of Rome. He is credited with the design of the Pantheon and in AD 106 he completed the stadium of Domitian. Outside the capitol, Apollodorus built bridge across the Danube and the Tagus in Spain and designed the triumphal arches of Trajan at Benevento and Ancona, he is the author of Siege Engines, dedicated to an unnamed emperor Trajan. Cassius Dio reports the Apollodorus offended Hadrian by dismissing and ridiculing the emperor's forays into architecture, which led to his banishment and death. Apollodorus of Damascus plays an important role in the part of the historical novel Empire by Steven Saylor; the protagonist Marcus Pinarius, a talented young sculptor and architect, becomes Apollodorus' protege, accompanies him during the war in Dacia and on various building projects in Rome, marries Apollodorus' daughter.

After Apollodorus' banishment, Pinarius takes his place as the favorite architect of Hadrian. While all, fictional, the book follows the known facts of Apollodorus' life. Trajan's Market This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Apollodorus". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2. Cambridge University Press. P. 186. James Grout:'Apollodorus of Damascus,' part of the Encyclopædia Romana Media related to Apollodorus of Damascus at Wikimedia Commons

Communes of the Cantal department

The following is a list of the 246 communes of the Cantal department of France. The communes cooperate in the following intercommunalities: Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin d'Aurillac Communauté de communes de Cère et Goul en Carladès Communauté de communes de la Châtaigneraie Cantalienne Communauté de communes du Massif du Sancy Communauté de communes du Pays Gentiane Communauté de communes du Pays de Mauriac Communauté de communes du Pays de Salers Communauté de communes Sumène Artense Hautes Terres Communauté Saint-Flour Communauté

Romeo Elton

Romeo Elton was an American academic and author. Romeo Elton was born on February 2, 1817 in Burlington, where he grew up, he was a Professor of Greek Languages at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He served on the Board of Trustees of Brown University, he wrote co-wrote a third one. Together with Roger Williams, he wrote about the civic and religious affairs in colonial Rhode Island. On his own, he wrote about Roger Williams, an early Rhode Island Protestant pastor, Jonathan Maxcy, the second President of Brown University, he served as Second Vice President of the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1837. He married Emeline Elton, they had two sons. He died on May 1889, at the age of seventy-two; the Elton Tavern in Burlington, Connecticut is named in his honor. The Romeo Elton Professorship in Natural Theology is an endowed chair at Brown University named in his honor. Richard Kimberly Heck held the professorship from 2009-2014. Since 2014 it has been held by John Tomasi, a professor of political science, professor of philosophy by courtesy, director of the Political Theory Project.

An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island. Life of Roger Williams: The Earliest Legislator and True Champion for a Full and Absolute Liberty of Conscience; the Literary Remains of the Rev. J. Maxcy: With a Memoir of His Life