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Briseis

Brisēís known as Hippodámeia, is a significant character in the Iliad. Her role as a status symbol is at the heart of the dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that initiates the plot of Homer's epic, she was married to Mynes, a son of the King of Lyrnessus, until Achilles sacked her city and enslaved her shortly before the events of the poem. Being forced to give Briseis to Agamemnon, Achilles refused to reenter the battle. Briseis receives the same minimal physical description as most other minor characters in the Iliad, she is described with the standard metrical epithets that the poet uses to describe a great beauty, though her appearance is left up to the audience's imagination. She was imagined about two millennia by the Byzantine poet John Tzetzes as: According to her mythology, Briseis was the daughter of Briseus, though her mother was unnamed, she had three full brothers. When Achilles led the assault on Lyrnessus during the Trojan War, he captured Briseis and slew her parents and brothers.

She was subsequently given to Achilles as a war prize to be his concubine. In the Iliad, as in Mycenaean Greece, captive women like Briseis were slaves and could be traded amongst the warriors. According to Book 1 of the Iliad, when Agamemnon was compelled by Apollo to give up his own slave, Chryseis, he demanded Briseis as compensation; this prompted a quarrel with Achilles that culminated with Briseis' delivery to Agamemnon and Achilles' protracted withdrawal from battle. His absence had disastrous consequences for the Greeks. Despite Agamemnon's grand offers of treasure and women, he did not return to the fray until the death of Patroclus. Achilles was angry at Agamemnon, seethed with rage in his tent that Agamemnon dared to insult him by stripping him of the prize, awarded to him; when Achilles returned to the fighting to avenge Patroclus' death and Agamemnon returned Briseis to him, Agamemnon swore to Achilles that he had never slept with Briseis. When Odysseus and Phoenix visit Achilles to negotiate her return in book 9, Achilles refers to Briseis as his wife or his bride.

He professes to have loved her as much as any man loves his wife, at one point using Menelaus and Helen to complain about the injustice of his'wife' being taken from him. This romanticized, domestic view of their relationship contrasts with book 19, in which Briseis herself speaks; as she laments Patroclus' death, she wonders what will happen to her without his intercession on her behalf, saying that Patroclus promised her he would get Achilles to make her his legal wife instead of his slave. She remained with Achilles until his death, she soon took it upon herself to prepare Achilles for the afterlife. According to some, following his death, Briseis: "... was given to one of Achilles' comrades-at-arms just as his armor had been", after the fall of Troy. In medieval romances, starting with the Roman de Troie, Briseis becomes Briseida and is the daughter of Calchas, she loves and is loved by Troilus and Diomedes. She is confused with Chryseis and it is under variations of that name that the character is developed further, becoming Shakespeare's Cressida.

Iliad, a Greek epic poem attributed to Homer Heroides, a work by the Roman poet Ovid, made up of letters from mythological heroines to their heroes. Abduction of Briseis, a papyrus drawing of Ancient Egyptian origin, depicting Briseis being abducted by Agamemnon's heralds and Eurybates The Fury of Achilles, 1962 film directed by Marino Girolami, portrayed by Gloria Milland The Firebrand, a 1987 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley Daughter of Troy, a 1998 novel by Dave Duncan Cassandra, a 1983 novel by Christa Wolf Troy, a 2004 film by Wolfgang Petersen, portrayed by Rose Byrne The Song of Achilles, a 2011 novel by Madeline Miller Hand of Fire, a 2014 novel by Judith Starkson Troy: Fall of a City, a 2018 miniseries by BBC, portrayed by Amy Louise Wilson The Silence of the Girls, a 2018 novel by Pat Barker A Thousand Ships, a 2019 novel by Natalie Haynes Media related to Briseis at Wikimedia Commons

Gerard Descarrega

Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing in category T11. He has a visual impairment, has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Descarrega was born May 1994 in Reus, Tarragona, he has a visual impairment. In December 2013, he attended an event marking Spanish insurance company Santa Lucía Seguros becoming a sponsor of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Plan ADOP which funds high performance Spanish disability sport competitors, he chose to attend the event. In December 2013, he participated in an event related to Spain's constitution day at the Municipal Sports Centre Moratalaz in Madrid. Descarrega is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing in category T11; the 2011 Spanish National Adaptive Athletics Championships were held in Valencia and Descarrega competed in them. He competed at the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand where he finished third in the 400 meter race, he competed in the men's visually impaired 4x100 meter relay with Xavier Porras, Martín Parejo Maza, Maximiliano Óscar Rodríguez Magi who finished in Spanish record national time of 45.45 seconds while earning a bronze medal in the event.

In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADO €18,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship. Prior to the start of the London Games, he trained with several other visually impaired Spanish track and field athletes in Logroño, he competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, England where he finished fourth in the 400 meter race. He failed to make the finals in the 100 meters. In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, he was a member of the men's 4x100 meter relay team along with Maxi Rodríguez, Xavi Porras and Martín Parejo Maza. The team qualified for the final after setting the best time in their semi-final race. Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall on Facebook

Harlan Ellison bibliography

This is a list of works by Harlan Ellison. It includes his literary output and teleplays, voiceover work, other fields of endeavor. Web of the City The Man With Nine Lives Spider Kiss Doomsman A Boy and His Dog The Starlost #1: Phoenix Without Ashes All the Lies That Are My Life Run for the Stars Mefisto in Onyx Blood's a Rover The Deadly Streets Sex Gang A Touch of Infinity Children of the Streets Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-Up Generation Ellison Wonderland Ellison calls his home in Sherman Oaks, California "Ellison Wonderland." Paingod and Other Delusions I Have No Mouth, I Must Scream From the Land of Fear Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World Over the Edge Partners in Wonder Approaching Oblivion Deathbird Stories No Doors, No Windows Strange Wine Shatterday Stalking the Nightmare Angry Candy Mind Fields Slippage Troublemakers Pulling a Train Rough Beasts Getting in the Wind Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word Again, Honorable Whoredom at a Penny a Word The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison 8 in 80 Can & Can'tankerous Alone Against Tomorrow: a 10-Year Survey The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison The Essential Ellison: a 35-Year Retrospective Dreams With Sharp Teeth Edgeworks.

1 Edgeworks. 2 Edgeworks. 3 Edgeworks. 4 The Essential Ellison: a 50-Year Retrospective Revised & Expanded The Glass Teat Omnibus: The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat The Top of the Volcano: The Award-winning Stories of Harlan Ellison Fingerprints On the Sky: The Authorized Harlan Ellison Bibliography, The Illustrated Reader's Guide edited by Tim Richmond Subterranean PressNote: the White Wolf Edgeworks Series was scheduled to consist of 31 titles reprinted over the course of 20 omnibus volumes. Although an ISBN was created for Edgeworks. 5, to contain both Glass Teat books, this title never appeared. The series is notorious for its numerous typographical errors. Note: While beautifully bound and published by Subterraean, like the White Wolf series Fingerprints On the Sky, a limited and over-sized bibliography, was rife with errors, both typographical and—most distressingly, given that the book was a detailed bibliography—factual, in nearly every one of the twenty-three different sections of the book.

Memos from Purgatory The Glass Teat The Other Glass Teat The Book of Ellison Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed An Edge in My Voice Harlan Ellison's Watching The Harlan Ellison Hornbook Harlan Ellison's Endlessly Watching on Star Trek on The End of Horror Phoenix Without Ashes, published in Faster Than Light, alongside original stories by George R. R. Martin and Ben Bova, reprints by Isaac Asimov. I, The City on the Edge of Forever, (Star Trek episode, original screenplay, with commentary. For an in-depth review of this book see; this script