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Autolycus

In Greek mythology, Autolycus was a successful robber who had the power of metamorphosing both the stolen goods and himself. He was renowned among men for his cunning and oaths. There are a number of different accounts of the birth of Autolycus. According to most, he was the son of Chione or Philonis. In Ovid's version, Autolycus was conceived. Pausanias instead states. In some accounts, his mother was called Telauge. Depending on the source, Autolycus was the husband of Neaera, or of Amphithea, he became several sons, of whom only Aesimus, father of Sinon was named. Autolycus' other daughter was Polymede, mother of Jason, the famous Argonaut who led a group of men to find the coveted Golden Fleece. A different Autolycus, the son of Deimachus, was a part of the Argonauts who went on the journey to find the fleece. Autolycus obtained most of the same skills that his supposed father Hermes possesses, such as the arts of theft and trickery, it was said that he "loved to make white of black, black of white, from a hornless animal to a horned one, or from horned one to a hornless".

He was given the gift. He had a helmet to make him invisible. Autolycus, master of thievery, was well known for stealing Sisyphus' herd right from underneath him – Sisyphus, known for being a crafty king that killed guests, seduced his niece and stole his brothers' throne and was banished to the throes of Tartarus by the gods. Heracles, the great Greek hero, was taught the art of wrestling by Autolycus. However, Autolycus was a source of trouble in Heracles' life, because when Autolycus stole some cattle from Euboea and Eurytus, they accused Heracles of the deed; this led to Heracles serving three years of punishment to repent the deed. Through Anticleia, Autolycus was the grandfather of the famous warrior Odysseus, he was responsible for the naming of the child as well; this happened when the nurse of the child Eurycleia "laid the child upon his knees and spoke, addressed him: Autolycus, find now thyself a name to give to thy child's own child. Autolycus answered: "Since I have been angered with many, both men and women, let the name of the child be Odysseus".

Although not as well known as many other Greek mythological figures, Autolycus has appeared in a number of works of fiction. Autolycus appears as a paragon of thievery in Thomas De Quincey's "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts". A comic thief in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale boasts that he is named after Autolycus and, like the latter's father, Mercury/Hermes, is "a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles". Autolycus appears in Diana Wynne Jones' book The Game as a mischievous brat. In the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, Autolycus appears as a comical antihero, portrayed by cult actor Bruce Campbell, who has a kinder heart than he lets on; as the self-proclaimed "King of Thieves", he is depicted as a thief of great cunning but greater ego which results in him getting in over his head in one scenario after another and getting caught by Hercules. His wardrobe includes a green tunic in reference to Robin Hood. Autolycus is the name of a fictional racehorse in the 1935 film The Clairvoyant, starring Claude Rains.

Autolycus is the name of Debbie Aldridge's horse in the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers. Autolycus is the name of a midget submarine owned by the Lost Boys, the thieves of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series of books. Autolycus is the name of a pet jackdaw belonging to the fictional detective Albert Campion in the novels by Margery Allingham. Autolycus appears in an episode of the Canadian television series Class of the Titans episode "Bad Blood" voiced by Joseph May, he was hired by Cronus to steal Hercules' last surviving arrow. The superhero/trickster figure of Uncle Sam in Robert Coover's The Public Burning is described in the following terms: "American Autolycus, they called him in the Gospels, referring to his cunning powers of conjuration and magical consumption ”. Autolycus was the pen name. In the game Age of Empires Online, there is an army of computer-controlled opponents who call themselves the Followers of Autolycus, they must be defeated during several quests of the Greek civilization.

Autolycus was portrayed by Rufus Sewell in the 2014 movie Hercules. Series 4, episode 5 of the British television series Father Brown is entitled "The Daughter of Autolycus"; the Blue Guitar begins with the line "Call me Autolycus." The family of non-tailed dsDNA marine bacteriophages, were named after Autolycus for their elusiveness, which had delayed their discovery. Autolycus is the playable character of Italian gamebook series Hellas Heroes, where he is considered son of Hermes and Chione. Gaiu

The Fielden Free Library, Fleetwood

What became the Fielden Free Library started life as the Whitworth Institute, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1863. It was offered to the town as a public library, it remained the town's library until a new building was opened by Lancashire County Council in May 1988. The Institute was paid for by Benjamin Whitworth from Manchester who appears in the 1861 Census on Queens Terrace in Fleetwood as a Cotton Broker and Ship Owner, it was built on the site of the former Mechanic's Institute and played a similar role in offering a social centre for working people and a place of education and recreation. The builder was Thomas Atkinson Drummond whose company built a great deal of the original town of Fleetwood. Above the entrance the words'Public Hall and Reading Room' are carved along with the year'AD 1863'. One of the Librarians at the Institute was the dialect poet Samuel Laycock who spent a short here from 1867 before moving to Blackpool. Samuel Fielden bought the library from Whitworth in 1887 and gave it to the town on condition that the Improvement Commissioners adopted the Free Public Libraries Act.

This proposal wasn't adopted but after initial indecision it was accepted and the building became the Fielden Free Library. The Fielden Free Library Committee minute book, on 23 August 1887 records that,'The chairman detailed the provisions of the Acts of Parliament which the meeting would be invited to adopt in order to carry on within the premises purchase by Mr Fielden'. In 1976 the building was altered to accommodate the Fleetwood Maritime Museum; the Museum remained there until 1991 when it moved to new premises in the former Town Hall on Queen's Terrace Ramsbotton, Fleetwood town trail: being a guided tour around some of the town's interesting historical sites and buildings, Hedgehog Historical Publications. Curtis, Fleetwood: a Town is Born, Terence Dalton Limited

Antelope Mine

Antelope Mine is a village in the Kezi district of the province of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe. It is located 14 km south of Kezi; the village was established in an area once rich in wildlife and was named after a gold mine which started operating in 1913 but closed in 1919. The mine was established on the site of ancient African workings which were first discovered by Europeans in the 1890s and the first claims were pegged in 1894; the modern village is a commercial centre for the Semukwa communal land. Together with the village of Maphisa, it draws on the nearby Gulamela Dam to irrigate a large communal agricultural scheme. Many mission schools have been established in the area, the Salvation Army operates both a mission school and a hospital in the village. Antelope Mine is, like a number of other mining areas in Zimbabwe, a centre of settlement for members of the Chewa people, they migrated to the British colony of Southern Rhodesia in the 1950s from Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland to work as migrant labourers in the mineral extraction and agricultural industries.

During the Zimbabwean government's Gukurahundi campaign against the Ndebele population of southern Zimbabwe in the 1980s, the disused mine workings at Antelope Mine were the site of a concentration camp run by the Fifth Brigade of the Zimbabwean Army. Many prisoners were reported to have been killed and their bodies thrown down the mineshaft. On two instances in 1996 and 1999, skeletal remains believed to be of executed ZAPU prisoners were discovered in the abandoned mineshaft

Ferenc Cakó

Ferenc Cakó is a Hungarian artist whose specialty is performing sand animation. He did amateur animation at that point, his first success was in 1982 and in 1989 he was named artist of the Hungarian People's Republic. After that he did workshops in Finland, Spain and Portugal. Amongst his more recent performances, Ferenc Cakó performed in IIT Bombay, India at Techfest 2004, his show in the Open Air Theatre was a huge hit with thousands of students and visitors attending it. Cakó's films have won prizes including the award for best short film at the Berlin International Film Festival, the jury prize for short film at the Cannes Film Festival, numerous awards at the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival. Hamu - Winner of KAFF's 1996 Kecskemét City Award. and the Short Film Golden Bear Labirintus - Winner of the 1999 KAFF Grand Prix. Kövek Animal Planet Sand Promos A róka és a holló - Winner of the 2005 KAFF Award for Best Humorous Animated Film. Arc - Winner of the 2009 KAFF Award of the Students' Jury.

Homepage Ferenc Cakó on IMDb 10-minute video of a live art performance featuring sketches in sand on an overhead projector

George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is a Civil War research center at Shepherd University. The center hosts the university's Civil War and 19th-century America concentrated track of studies. Courses in the concentration cover the American Civil War, 1850–1865. Students are expected to conduct primary research within the topic area, to become an intern at one of various historic sites in the region, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; the idea to create a "Center for the Study of the Civil War" at Shepherd University came as a result of 1990 discussions between officials from the university and Antietam National Battlefield. The role of the center was envisioned as a "keeper of the standards" for the National Park Service's "Civil War Soldiers System" database, to be developed; the CWSS consists of several fields of basic data taken from index cards that are keyed to a soldier's service records kept at the National Archives.

In August 1991, a Civil War Soldiers Database Planning Conference was held. Participants included Park Service personnel, Shepherd University staff and faculty, noted Civil War scholars; the conference attendees concluded that Shepherd could enhance the NPS project by overseeing the academic integrity of database enhancements and assuring that proper data standards are maintained. It was suggested that Shepherd could initiate its efforts by demonstrating how a database subset, such as West Virginia's Union soldiers, might be enhanced by including data gleaned from census records, pension files, other sources. A second conference was held at Shepherd in March 1993. A Scholars' Advisory Board had been named, all board members were in attendance. Other conference attendees included NPS personnel, Shepherd staff and faculty and state educators, interested citizens, it was agreed that the NPS database would not be of much use to scholarly historians. It was debated whether data from the 1860 and censuses should be included.

Most of the conference attendees agreed that the educational function of the center would be as important as the database itself. A scholarly question-and-answer period followed, broadcast on C-SPAN. In September 1993, Civil War historian Mark A. Snell, a retired Army officer and former assistant professor of history at West Point, was hired, he has a B. A. from York College of Pennsylvania, an M. A. in American history from Rutgers, the Ph. D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Snell is a former assistant professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, he has written or edited several books on the Civil War, including From First to Last, The Life of Major General William B. Franklin. In August 2015, Dr. James J. Broomall was named director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. Dr. Broomall received his B. A. from the University of Delaware as a History and American History major in January 2001. He earned his M. A. in History and Museum Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in May 2006.

Dr. Broomall received his Ph. D. in history from the University of Florida in December 2011. Prior to assuming the directorship at the Civil War Center as well as the position of assistant professor in the Shepherd University History Department, Dr. Broomall served as a visiting assistant professor in the History Department at Virginia Tech from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, Dr. Broomall was hired as a visiting assistant professor at the University of North Florida, from 2012 until 2015 he served as an assistant professor in the History Department at the University of North Florida. Dr. Broomall has published and edited several books and studies including Rethinking American Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom which he co-edited with William A. Link. Dr. Broomall has published over twelve articles and chapters and written over seven book reviews, he has received the Major Grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council in the summer of 2016. Dr. Broomall serves on the advisory boards of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Engaging the Civil War Series with the Southern Illinois University Press as well as serving as the Faculty Senate Representative for the Department of History at Shepherd University.

The center hosts an annual seminar series – The Civil War and American Society Seminar Series – that began c. 1996. The center is concentrating on entering data only from the soldiers' service records. A group of dedicated volunteers has been entering data for smaller projects, such as collecting information from the service records of West Virginia Civil War soldiers buried in

Invitation to Hell (1984 film)

Invitation to Hell is a 1984 American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Wes Craven, starring Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci. Its plot follows a family who are threatened to join a mysterious country club in their new Southern California community, it was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1984. Matt Winslow moves with his wife and children, Chrissy and Robert, to an upper-middle class suburban neighborhood in Southern California from the midwest. Matt, an engineer, has taken a new job at Micro-DigiTech, a technology corporation housed in a large, windowed skyscraper near town, his new project entails a thermally-reinforced state-of-the-art space suit. Upon arriving, they are met by their friends and Tom Peterson, who live in the community; the Winslows are soon met by Jessica Jones, a local insurance agent and director of the Steaming Springs Country Club. At work, the secretary, attempts to give Matt a binder of secret information, is replaced by a new secretary mere days later.

Matt receives increasing pressure from his boss and peers to join the Steaming Springs club, which Tom and his family have joined. The overt pressure to become members perturbs Matt, while Patricia suggests that they join, as it may help ensure Matt's professional success. Jessica decides to join the club herself along with Robert. Matt receives a phone call from Grace's husband, Walt, a veterinarian, who informs Matt that Patricia brought the family's dog Albert to him, claiming it was violent and suffering from a brain tumor, wanting it euthanized. After finding the dog had no medical problems, Walt kept the dog, lying to the insistent Patricia that he would euthanize it; when Matt confronts Patricia—now donning a glamorous outfit similar to that of Jessica—about her attempt to have Albert euthanized. She grows pleads with Matt to spend more time with her and the children. Matt is notably disturbed by his family's change including that of the children. Matt learns from Walt that Grace died in a mysterious car accident.

On Halloween, while a party is occurring at the country club, Matt manages to break into the "spring," and uses a thermometer to find that the room is inhumanly hot. A security guard subsequently attacks him. Returning home, Matt finds Chrissy in a violent state. Patricia appears and attacks Matt with a golf club. Matt returns to DigiTech to retrieve his space suit, but is confronted by Tom, who threatens him with a pistol. Matt kills Tom using a laser gun built into the arm of the space suit. Matt arrives at the party dressed in the space suit. Jessica is suspicious, follows Matt as he sneaks into the spring. Using a flamethrower function of the suit, Matt encircles Jessica in fire before entering the spring. Inside, he finds the temperature rising to excesses of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Matt leaps from a precipice toward a cityscape below, where he finds himself in an alternate dimension, a doppelgänger for Steaming Springs. In his house, he finds Patricia madly playing piano. Jessica informs Matt that his entire family can not leave.

Matt defiantly removes his suit and enters the force fields surrounding his family, which he is able to do as his actions are out of pure love. Matt and his family awaken in their house, back on earth. Outside, the streets are filled with sirens, neighbors inform them that the country club has burned to the ground; the family watch from the street as smoke rises from the hillside. Filming took place in Southern California, including Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, Culver City. Invitation to Hell on IMDb