Delian League

The Delian League, founded in 478 BC, was an association of Greek city-states, with the number of members numbering between 150 and 330 under the leadership of Athens, whose purpose was to continue fighting the Persian Empire after the Greek victory in the Battle of Plataea at the end of the Second Persian invasion of Greece. The League's modern name derives from its official meeting place, the island of Delos, where congresses were held in the temple and where the treasury stood until, in a symbolic gesture, Pericles moved it to Athens in 454 BC. Shortly after its inception, Athens began to use the League's funds for its own purposes; this led to the less powerful members of the League. By 431 BC, Athens's heavy-handed control of the Delian League prompted the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War; the Greco-Persian Wars had their roots in the conquest of the Greek cities of Asia Minor, Ionia, by the Achaemenid Persian Empire of Cyrus the Great shortly after 550 BC. The Persians found the Ionians difficult to rule settling for sponsoring a tyrant in each Ionian city.

While Greek states had in the past been ruled by tyrants, this was a form of arbitrary government, on the decline. By 500 BC, Ionia appears to have been ripe for rebellion against these Persian clients; the simmering tension broke into open revolt due to the actions of the tyrant of Miletus, Aristagoras. Attempting to save himself after a disastrous Persian-sponsored expedition in 499 BC, Aristagoras chose to declare Miletus a democracy; this triggered similar revolutions across Ionia, extending to Doris and Aeolis, beginning the Ionian Revolt. The Greek states of Athens and Eretria allowed themselves to be drawn into this conflict by Aristagoras, during their only campaigning season they contributed to the capture and burning of the Persian regional capital of Sardis. After this, the Ionian revolt carried on for a further five years, until it was completely crushed by the Persians. However, in a decision of great historic significance, the Persian king Darius the Great decided that, despite having subdued the revolt, there remained the unfinished business of exacting punishment on Athens and Eretria for supporting the revolt.

The Ionian revolt had threatened the stability of Darius's empire, the states of mainland Greece would continue to threaten that stability unless dealt with. Darius thus began to contemplate the complete conquest of Greece, beginning with the destruction of Athens and Eretria. In the next two decades there would be two Persian invasions of Greece, thanks to Greek historians, some of the most famous battles in history. During the first invasion, Thrace and the Aegean Islands were added to the Persian Empire, Eretria was duly destroyed. However, the invasion ended in 490 BC with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon. Between the two invasions, Darius died, responsibility for the war passed to his son Xerxes I. Xerxes personally led a second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC, taking an enormous army and navy to Greece; those Greeks who chose to resist were defeated in the twin simultaneous battles of Thermopylae on land and Artemisium at sea. All of Greece except the Peloponnesus thus having fallen into Persian hands, the Persians seeking to destroy the Allied navy once and for all, suffered a decisive defeat at the Battle of Salamis.

The following year, 479 BC, the Allies assembled the largest Greek army yet seen and defeated the Persian invasion force at the Battle of Plataea, ending the invasion and the threat to Greece. The Allied fleet defeated the remnants of the Persian fleet in the Battle of Mycale near the islands of Salamis—on the same day as Plataea, according to tradition; this action marks the end of the Persian invasion, the beginning of the next phase in the Greco-Persian wars, the Greek counterattack. After Mycale, the Greek cities of Asia Minor again revolted, with the Persians now powerless to stop them; the Allied fleet sailed to the Thracian Chersonese, still held by the Persians, besieged and captured the town of Sestos. The following year, 478 BC, the Allies sent a force to capture the city of Byzantion; the siege was successful, but the behaviour of the Spartan general Pausanias alienated many of the Allies, resulted in Pausanias's recall. After Byzantion, Sparta was eager to end its involvement in the war.

The Spartans were of the view that, with the liberation of mainland Greece, the Greek cities of Asia Minor, the war's purpose had been reached. There was perhaps a feeling that establishing long-term security for the Asian Greeks would prove impossible. In the aftermath of Mycale, the Spartan king Leotychidas had proposed transplanting all the Greeks from Asia Minor to Europe as the only method of permanently freeing them from Persian dominion. Xanthippus, the Athenian commander at Mycale, had furiously rejected this; this marked the point at which the leadership of the Greek alliance passed to the Athenians. With the Spartan withdrawal after Byzantion, the leadership of the Athenians became explicit; the loose alliance of city states which had fought against Xerxes's invasion had been dominated by Sparta and the Peloponnesian league. With the withdrawal of these states, a congress was called on the holy island of Delos to institute a new alliance to continue the fight against the Persians. According to Thucydides

Kirsti Huke

Kirsti Huke is a Norwegian singer, composer, she was best recognized as lead singer for Norwegian doom metal/experimental band The 3rd and the Mortal in the final line-up. She is known from collaborations with musicians such as Egil Kapstad, Erlend Skomsvoll, Tore Brunborg, Ola Kvernberg, Vigleik Storaas, Håvard Wiik, Håkon Mjåset Johansen, Erik Nylander and Steinar Raknes, she is the younger sister of the author Marte Huke. Huke was educated at the Heimdal Upper Secondary School between 1993 and 1996, pursued the Jazz program at Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 1996 to 2001, her own Kirsti Huke Quartet included Håvard Wiik, Håkon Mjåset Johansen and Steinar Raknes. In 2002 Wiik and Johansen were replaced by Erik Nylander; the K. H. Quartet has performed at jazz festivals such as Nattjazz in 2006, they released the album Deloo in 2007, followed up by Kirsti Huke in 2009. She has been associated with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Egil Kapstad Quartet at the Trondheim Jazz Festival in 2001, arranged by Erlend Skomsvoll and featured Håkon Mjåset Johansen on the double bass.

In 2006 Huke started as the lead singer of the indie pop rock band "-phy" along with guitarist Petter Vågan, drummer Vigdis Sjelmo and bassist Ellen Ersfjord. The band launched the album Tree House in 2011. Huke has toured with Trondheim Voices, contributed to the "Grand Telemark" with Wetle Holte and Espen Gundersen, The 3rd and the Mortal, Tom Steinar Lund, Per Borten's band Moving Oos with Siri Gjære; the last band released the album Peace & Love in 2007. As band leader2007: Deloo – 2009: Kirsti Huke – 2015: Rags & Silks, with Ola Kvernberg and Erik Nylander 2001: Love Seriously Damages Health, with Siri Gjære 2002: Memoirs, with The 3rd and the Mortal 2006: Survival Kit, with Siri Gjære 2007: Peace & Love –, with Moving Oos 2008: Grand Telemark –, with Grand Telemark 2009: The Wonder –, with Grand Telemark 2010: Improvoicing, with Trondheim Voices 2011: Scent Of Soil –, with Tore Brunborg, Petter Vågan, Rune Nergaard & Gard Nilssen 2011: Tree House –, with "-phy" 2013: Vi Vil Ut På Byen!, with Tullkattesnutene 2007: Ingen Andre, with Ulf Risnes 2007: City of Glass, with The Soundbyte/Paul Irgens 2008: Katalysator, with Åge Aleksandersen 2008: Sinecure, with Bitch Cassidy 2009: New Violators, with New Violators 2009: Åge-boks 2, with Åge Aleksandersen 2009: The Roaring Silence, with V Before U 2010: Doppelgängers, with Goat The Head 2010: While We Wait, with The Project 2011: Migrations, with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Øyvind Brække 2011: Scent Of Soil, with Scent Of Soil 2012: Small Town, with Hans Bollandsås 2012: Hurricane, with Wetle Holte 2013: Sidewalk Comedy, with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal 2014: Yesterday Song, with Terje Bjørklund 2014: Vokal, with Elin Rosseland 2015: Texum, with Texum Official website -phy Official Website Kirsti Huke & Stian Carstensen - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square on YouTube

Chattanooga Mocs football

The Chattanooga Mocs football program is the intercollegiate college football team for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Southern Conference; the school's first football team was fielded in 1904. The team plays its home games at the 20,668 seat Finley Stadium, they are coached by Rusty Wright. He was an assistant coach under Russ Huesman. Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens played for the Mocs from 1992 to 1995. 1937–1945: NCAA College Division 1946–1948: NCAA University Division 1949: NCAA College Division 1950: NCAA University Division 1951–1972: NCAA College Division 1973–1976: NCAA Division II 1977: NCAA Division I 1978–1981: NCAA Division I–A 1982–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS 1899–1913: Independent 1914–1932: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1930–1941: Dixie Conference 1942–1972: Independent 1973–1976: NCAA Division II Independent 1977–present: Southern Conference Hugh Beaumont C.

J. Board Abe Cohen B. J. Coleman Aaron Grant Tony Hill Spider Johnson Chris Jones Art Koeninger Joe Kopcha Corey Levin Derrick Lott Travis McNeal Terrell Owens Chris Sanders Terdell Sands Buster Skrine Paul Squibb Davis Tull Keionta Davis 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 2013, 2014, 2015; the city of Chattanooga hosted the Division I-AA Football Championship 14 times at Finley Stadium from 1997 to 2009. Official website