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Argenteus

The argenteus was a silver coin produced by the Roman Empire from the time of Diocletian's coinage reform in AD 294 to ca. AD 310, it was of similar weight and fineness as the denarius of the time of Nero. The coin was produced at a theoretical weight of 1/96th of a Roman pound, as indicated by the Roman numeral XCVI on the coin's reverse. Argenteus, meaning "of silver" in Latin, was first used in Pliny's Natural History in the phrase "argenteus nummus"; the 4th-century historian Ammianus uses the same phrase, however there is no indication that this is the official name for a denomination. The Historia Augusta uses the phrase to refer to several fictitious coins. Edict on Maximum Prices Numismatics Roman currency Solidus

Alexander S. Bermange

Alexander S. Bermange is a composer and lyricist whose musicals and theatre productions have enjoyed successful runs in the West End and around the world, whose comic writing is listened to by millions of listeners to BBC Radio, whose songs have been recorded and released by many international singing stars. Bermange was educated at the University of Oxford. Bermange's music and lyrics have been heard in the West End in The 24 Hour Musicals at the Old Vic and Plague Over England at the Duchess Theatre, in venues all over the UK in Murder on Air, several star-studded productions of which have had successful runs in various regional theatres, which has additionally enjoyed two extensive UK tours. Since graduating from Oxford University, Bermange has written the music and lyrics for the musicals The Route To Happiness, Thirteen Days, Walking on the Sun, Aladdin, Close Encounters, Dead Heat and Nessie. Alexander is the winner of two Frank Wildhorn Awards for Musical Theatre for his musical Shadowless.

Bermange has written and performed many comic songs for Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4, Weekend and The World Today on the BBC World Service. His solo cabaret The Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange celebrates this style of his writing, his witty ditties have been performed by the likes of Kit & The Widow, Britt Ekland, 4 Poofs & A Piano, featured in Miriam Margolyes's A Few of Our Favourite Things with Stephen Fry, included in his own comic musical entertainment Weird & Wonderful. A total of 42 of Alexander's comic songs have been released on the two albums Weird & Wonderful and Wit & Whimsy, which feature all-star line-ups of popular personalities and international musical theatre artists. Twenty tracks from Bermange's musicals have been released on the CD Act One, featuring 26 leading West End stars and produced by Mike Dixon. Performances of The Songs of Alexander S. Bermange have been staged with the New Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra. Further songs of Alexander's have been released on Sony Music's star-studded CD set Musical Emotions, which features two tracks by him.

Bermange's other commissions include the songs for the Toyota corporate show Premiere. He has composed the music for the film N. R. O. H. and for numerous plays at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, the King's Head Theatre and the Jermyn Street Theatre, London. He has contributed additional lyrics to the musicals Snap! and All The Divas of Arabia, original music to Stalin!. Bermange has worked extensively as a musical director and repetiteur both on his own musicals and on others including Guys And Dolls and the stage premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Peter Pan – in conjunction with both of which he gave performances on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.

The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure

The Lion King: Simba′s Mighty Adventure is an adventure platformer video game based on Walt Disney Pictures′ animated film The Lion King. It was developed in a collaboration between Torus Games and Paradox Development, published by Activision, it was released for Game Boy Color and PlayStation in December 2000. Unlike the previous The Lion King video game, it adhered more to the events in the film and the storyline carried on into The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, with Simba having to battle his evil uncle Scar, rescue his daughter Kiara, battle Zira; this game was the only console-based platform game to involve The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. All other games based on the title were educational or puzzle games and were released on the PC; the game's gameplay varied between the two consoles. The game is a side-scrolling platform game with occasional levels where the camera is top-down; the gameplay is similar to the first The Lion King video game, in which the player takes control of Simba and must leap and run between platforms while fighting enemies and avoiding pitfalls.

During levels Simba can collect pawprint-shaped tokens. Due to the PlayStation console's 3D graphics capabilities the gameplay became more varied. Simba's capabilities are identical to the first The Lion King video game in which he can growl, leap and run. In the Game Boy Color version of the game there was only one piece of music used on every level; some of the animation for both adult Simba and cub Simba was recycled from the previous The Lion King video game. In the PlayStation version, voices and sound effects from the film were used. Clips from the films are placed between levels although many of the lines were redubbed by other Lion King related actors, including but not limited to Cam Clarke, Jim Cummings, Kevin Schon