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In Greek mythology, Eteocles was a king of Thebes, the son of Oedipus and either Jocasta or Euryganeia. The name is from earlier *Etewoklewes, meaning "truly glorious". Tawagalawas is thought to be the Hittite rendition of the name. Oedipus married his mother without knowing his relationship to either; when the relationship was revealed, he was expelled from Thebes. The rule passed to his sons Polynices. However, because of a curse from their father, the two brothers did not share the rule peacefully and died as a result killing each other in battle for control of the city. Upon his death, Eteocles was succeeded by Creon. In the Thebaid, the brothers were cursed by their father for their disrespect towards him on two occasions; the first of these occurred when they served him using the silver table of Cadmus and a golden cup, which he had forbidden. The brothers sent him the haunch of a sacrificed animal, rather than the shoulder, which he deserved. Enraged, Oedipus prayed to Zeus. However, in Sophocles's Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus desired to stay in Thebes but was expelled by Creon.

His sons argued over the throne, but Eteocles gained the support of the Thebans and expelled Polynices, who went to Oedipus to ask for his blessing to retake the city, but instead was cursed to die by his brother's hand. There are several accounts of how Eteocles and Polynices shared the rule after Oedipus's departure from the city. In Hellanicus's account, Eteocles offers his brother his choice of either the rule of the city or a share of the property. In Pherecydes, Eteocles expels Polynices by force, keeps the rule of Thebes and the inheritance; the Bibliotheca and Diodorus state that the brothers agree to divide the kingship between them, switching each year. Eteocles, was allotted the first year, refused to surrender the crown. In all of these versions, Polynices gathered the support of the Argives and attacked Thebes; this battle is the subject of Aeschylus' tragedy Seven Against Thebes. Although Eteocles's forces were victorious, the brothers killed each other. Epigoni The Thebans Gantz, Timothy.

Early Greek Myth. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Hoffner, Beckman. Letters from the Hittite Kingdom. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009

Batman (Sega Genesis video game)

Batman is a video game released for the Sega Genesis, inspired by the Tim Burton-directed Batman film from 1989. The Genesis version was produced by Sunsoft; the game is more faithful to the film's plot than the NES version and features levels in which the player controls Batman's vehicles. Gotham City Street: Batman fights his way through numerous henchmen on a rainy night in Gotham; the Axis Chemical Plant: Batman infiltrates the Axis Chemicals plant, fighting Jack Napier's henchmen, knocks Napier into the vat of chemical liquid, transforming him into the Joker. Flugelheim Museum: Batman makes his way through the museum, fighting the Joker's henchmen, fights the large, boombox-wielding henchman, Lawrence; the Batmobile: Batman and Vicki Vale are inside the Batmobile, escaping from the Joker. Gotham City Carnival: Batman, piloting the Batwing, must cut wires connected to the Joker's parade balloons, inflated with Smilex gas, to save Gotham City. Gotham City Cathedral: Inside the city's colossal cathedral, Batman progresses to the final confrontation with the Joker.

Unlike the NES version, this version stays closer to the plot of the film, features the Batmobile and Batwing in the form of horizontal shooting levels. While the NES version allows three unique weapons and unlimited continues, the Genesis version only has the Batarang as a special weapon with limited continues; the grappling hook is an additional item. The game deviates from the film plot because, in the film, Batman attempts to save Napier from falling into the chemicals, but fails. However, in the game, Batman knocks Napier into the vat; this game has several cutscenes, with the player advancing to the next destination after defeating a boss character. Like the NES version, the music was composed by Naoki Kodaka. IGN gave the game a review score of 6/10 saying that "Sunsoft's Batman recreates the movie and it was a welcome treat after seeing the import featured in early gaming rags; the game is too short and not challenging." The game holds an aggregate score of 70% on GameRankings. List of Batman computer and video games Batman review at Gamewinners Batman at MobyGames Batman games at Movie Game Database

Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite

Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite was a United States author, lawyer and women's suffrage activist. Born in Canada, Van Valkenburg moved with her family to Denmark, Iowa at age 17, she moved to Illinois in 1850 to study at Knox College. After transferring to Oberlin College in 1852, she tutored students in elocution and helped found a literary society, she married Charles Burlingame Waite the next year. They had eight children, she was a graduate of a member of the Illinois bar. She made a practice of donating legal services to women. In 1859, after moving to Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, she established the Hyde Park Seminary for young women; the Waite family relocated to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1862 after her husband Charles was appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Utah Territory by President Lincoln. There, the family was threatened by Mormons with violence after Congress passed laws against polygamy. Waite learned how to use a six-shooter. After finding the laws could not be enforced, Charles resigned his position and the family left the area.

They were living in Idaho City. She headed the publishing firm of C. V. Waite and Co. and wrote The Mormon Prophet and His Harem, based on what she had learned of the cruelties inflicted upon Mormon women under the leadership of Brigham Young. The Waites moved back to Chicago in 1866. Waite, along with Mary Livermore and others, formed Chicago Sorosis in 1868, one of the United States' first women's clubs to promote women's welfare. Along with Charles, Waite helped found the Illinois Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. Two years as part of a national effort by suffragists to test the newly adopted Fifteenth Amendment, she appeared at the polls to vote and was turned away. Charles, a lawyer, tried to overturn the refusal to permit her to vote with a court action, but was denied. In 1874, she began a decade of editing a temperance paper, she enrolled in the Union College of Law, the joint law department of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, in 1885 at the age of 56. In 1886, she founded a quarterly magazine which she edited.

At the International Council of Women at Washington, she was elected president of the Woman's International Bar Association, 26 March 1888. Along with a number of other Chicago women leaders, Waite was involved in the planning of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, she was a founding member of the Queen Isabella Association. Waite lived in Colorado during her years, continuing to write and practice law, she died of heart disease of 9 November 1913 while visiting her daughter Lucy's home in Park Ridge, Illinois. Her cremated remains were interred at Chicago's Graceland Cemetery. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Waite, Charles Burlingame". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. "Catharine Van Valkenburg". SharedTree. Retrieved 7 June 2012. Works by Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite at Internet Archive

József Kiss

Lieutenant József Kiss de Elemér et Ittebe was a World War I flying ace for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was credited with 19 aerial victories, he was the most successful Hungarian ace in the war. Born 26 January 1896, Kiss's father was a gardener at the Pozsony military academy, his grandfather was Lieutenant-General Ernő Kiss, one of the 13 Martyrs of Arad who were executed in 1849. When the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war against Serbia, Kiss promptly dropped out of school and enlisted in the 72nd Infantry Regiment of the Austro-Hungarian army despite the fact that his truncated education would keep him from the officer's ranks. On 26 October 1914 he went into action against the Russians in the Carpathian Mountains, he was wounded there, sent home to convalesce. While on convalescent leave he became interested in the Austro-Hungarian air service, he applied, was accepted, trained at Wiener-Neustadt. He graduated as a sergeant pilot in April 1916, was assigned to the newly founded Flik 24.

He scored his first victory on 20 June 1916 while still flying a two-seater Hansa-Brandenburg C. I. While flying the two-seater Hansa-Brandenberg he forced down two three-engined Caproni bombers, one of which holed his plane 70 times, he was upgraded to a single seated Hansa-Brandenburg D. I fighter. By November 1917 he had amassed seven victories, including four captured, he was transferred to Flik 55J flying the Albatros D. III. Kiss' personal aircraft was painted black with a large white'K' on either side of the fuselage, he would wield it with a courage bordering on recklessness. Comrades included fellow aces Julius Arigi and Josef von Maier, who formed the rest of his flight, the three of them became known as the Kaiser Staffel; as Kiss's score mounted he was turned down for commissioning as an officer because of his humble family background and incomplete schooling. He was wounded again in late January 1918 but returned to duty only two months after having some of his bowel surgically removed.

His last victory was on 28 January 1918. He flew without any further triumphs until he was killed in action on 24 May 1918 by Lt. Gerald Birks of No 66 Squadron, his final score of 19 included at least seven enemy aircraft forced down and captured and 9 victories shared with other pilots Kiss was posthumously promoted to Leutnant. His funeral was held three days at the Italian airfield at Pergine Valsugana. A sizable flyover of opposing Allied planes, including British and Italians, dropped a funeral wreath with a note attached, it read: "Our last salute to our courageous foe."Kiss's girlfriend Enrica Bonecker never married, she visited his grave daily for the next 52 years. Austro-Hungarian aces of World War 1 Christopher Chant. Osprey Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-376-4, ISBN 978-1-84176-376-7

Shreveport-Bossier Bombers

The Shreveport-Bossier Bombers were an indoor football team of the Indoor Professional Football League in 2000. The Bombers, based out of Shreveport, LA/Bossier City, LA, were one of four IPFL expansion teams for that season, they played their games in the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport. The Bombers owner was Don Rafferty and Matt Ingram was the general manager of the team. On August 21, 1999, the IPFL announced two new expansion teams in Shreveport. November 9, 1999, Shreveport introduces the logo, and on February 10, 2000, the Bombers named 24-year-old Edward Jenkins as their head coach for their only season in the IPFL. Jenkins resigned as an assistant coach at Colby College, a Division III school in Waterville, Maine, to take over the helm of the Bombers. On, Dave Lockwoodand was named as the Bombers defensive coordinator; some notable Shreveport-Bossier Bombers were QB's Chris Milwee and Steve Fill, DB's Chris Samson and Anthony Montgomery, linemen Roman Blake, Willie McCray, Alex "Monster" Mash, WR Carson Thomas and PK's Shane Thomas and Sam Corrigan.

Head Coach Ed Jenkins, for the last home game of the season, was forced into the QB role after Chris Milwee's finger injury. † The Bombers experienced the least success of the four expansion teams. The team averaged only 28 points per game and was held to less than 15 points; the team enjoyed only one road victory, a 27-15 win over the Mobile Seagulls. An early six-game losing streak took them out of the playoff race, their league-worst offense kept them out; the State Fair of Louisiana filed a lawsuit in Caddo district court on August 31, 2000 regarding the final two years of the Bombers' three-year contract to play in Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. By all indications from Bombers' ownership, the State Fair of Louisiana doesn't expect the Bombers to be back for their second season. ‡ With the construction of a new arena, CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, LA, its subsequent lease with the af2 Bossier City Battle Wings, the Bombers left the field for good after that season. Week 1 - bye Saturday, April 15 - Omaha Beef 39 at Shreveport-Bossier 44 Saturday, April 22 - Louisiana Rangers 42 at Shreveport-Bossier 29 Saturday, April 29 - Shreveport-Bossier 10 at Portland Prowlers 31 Sunday, May 7 - Idaho Stallions 44 at Shreveport-Bossier 38 Saturday, May 13 - Shreveport-Bossier 19 at Louisiana Rangers 39 Sunday, May 21 - Shreveport-Bossier 17 at Mississippi Fire Dogs 57 Friday, May 26 - Shreveport-Bossier 6 at Omaha Beef 28 Saturday, June 3 - Mobile Seagulls 31 at Shreveport-Bossier 34 Saturday, June 10 - Shreveport-Bossier 27 at Mobile Seagulls 15 Week 11 - bye Saturday, June 24 - Portland Prowlers 28 at Shreveport-Bossier 22 Saturday, July 1 - Shreveport-Bossier 8 at Idaho Stallions 14 Saturday, July 8 - Mobile Seagulls 55 at Shreveport-Bossier 51 Week 15 - bye Saturday, July 22 - Louisiana Rangers 29 at Shreveport-Bossier 35 Saturday, July 29 - Shreveport-Bossier 34 at Mississippi Fire Dogs 49 Saturday, August 5 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 37 at Shreveport-Bossier 41 Saturday, August 12 - Shreveport-Bossier 35 at Louisiana Rangers 60 † The Shreveport Times - "Bombers coach takes over at QB" - August 5, 2000 ‡ The Shreveport Times - "Bombers sued by State Fair" - September 14, 2000

Type 205 submarine

The Type 205 was a class of German diesel-electric submarines. They were single-hull vessels optimized for the use in the shallow Baltic Sea; the Type 205 is a direct evolution of the Type 201 class with lengthened hull, new machinery and sensors. The biggest difference though is that ST-52 steel is used for the pressure hull since the Type 201's non-magnetic steel proved to be problematic. Type 206, the follow-on class succeeded with non-magnetic steel hulls; the Type 205 was in service with the Royal Danish Navy until 2004, in which it was known as Narhvalen class. The Danish boats differed from the German ones to meet special Danish demands. Responsible for the design and construction was the Ingenieurkontor Lübeck headed by Ulrich Gabler; these last two boats were built by the Howaldtswerke, in Denmark at The Naval Dockyard, Copenhagen. Notes: U-1 was given back to Nordseewerke and was used to test an experimental closed-cycle diesel air-independent propulsion system before being scrapped U-11 was transformed to a Type 205A double-hulled boat and used as torpedo target U-12 was used for sonar trials as Type 205B Karr, Hans.

Deutsche Uboote seit 1956. Stuttgart: Motorbuch. ISBN 9783613037083. Rössler Eberhard & Hans-Jochen Emsmann. Vom Original zum Modell, Ubootklasse 205.. ISBN 978-3-7637-6011-4. Kobben class submarine Submarines of the Narhvalen class - Danish Naval History