Histories (Herodotus)

The Histories of Herodotus is considered the founding work of history in Western literature. Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time. Although not a impartial record, it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the study of history in the Western world; the Histories stands as one of the earliest accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire, as well as the events and causes of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus portrays the conflict as one between the forces of slavery on the one hand, freedom on the other; the Histories was at some point divided into the nine books that appear in modern editions, conventionally named after the nine Muses. Herodotus claims to have traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book all of which covers territories of the Persian Empire.

At the beginning of The Histories, Herodotus sets out his reasons for writing it: Here are presented the results of the enquiry carried out by Herodotus of Halicarnassus. The purpose is to prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time, to preserve the fame of the important and remarkable achievements produced by both Greeks and non-Greeks; the rapes of Io, Medea, which motivated Paris to abduct Helen. The subsequent Trojan War is marked as a precursor to conflicts between peoples of Asia and Europe. Colchis and Medea; the rulers of Lydia: Candaules, Ardys, Alyattes, Croesus How Candaules made his bodyguard, view the naked body of his wife. Upon discovery, she ordered Gyges to murder Candaules or face death himself How Gyges took the kingdom from Candaules The singer Arion's ride on the dolphin Solon's answer to Croesus's question that Tellus was the happiest person in the world Croesus's efforts to protect his son Atys, his son's accidental death by Adrastus Croesus's test of the oracles The answer from the Oracle of Delphi concerning whether Croesus should attack the Persians: If you attack, a great empire will fall.

Peisistratos' rises and falls from power as tyrant of Athens The rise of Sparta A description the geographic location of several Anatolian tribes, including the Cappadocians, Matieni and Paphlagonians. The Battle of Halys. Rebellion fails and he seeks refuge from Mazares in Cyme The culture of Assyria the design and improvement of the city of Babylon and the ways of its people Cyrus's attack on Babylon, including his revenge on the river Gyndes and his famous method for entering the city Cyrus's ill-fated attack on the Massagetæ, leading to his death The proof of the antiquity of the Phrygians by the use of children unexposed to language The geography of Egypt Speculations on the Nile river The religious practices of Egypt as they differ from the Greeks The animals of Egypt: cats, crocodiles, otters, sacred serpents, winged snakes, ibises The culture of Egypt: medicine, funeral rites, boats The kings of Egypt: Menes, Nitocris, Mœris, Pheron, Proteus Helen and Paris's stay in Egypt, just before the Trojan War More kings of Egypt: Rhampsinit, Chephren, Asychis, Sethôs The line of priests The Labyrinth More kings of Egypt: the twelve, Necôs, Apries, Amasis II Cambyses II of Persia's attack on Egypt, the defeat of the Egyptian king Psammetichus III.

Cambyses's abortive attack on Ethiopia The madness of Cambyses The good fortune of Polycrates, king of Samos Periander, the king of Corinth and Corcyra, his obstinate son The revolt of the two Magi in Persia and the death of Cambyses The conspiracy of the seven to remove the Magi The rise of Darius I of Persia. The twenty satrapies The culture of India and their method of collecting gold The culture of Arabia and their method of collecting spices The flooded valley with five gates Orœtes's scheme against Polycrates The physician Democêdes The rise of Syloson governor of Samos The revolt of Babylon and its defeat by the scheme of Zopyrus The history of the Scythians The miraculous poet Aristeas The geography of Scythia The inhabitants of regions beyond Scythia: Sauromatae, Budini

Yugoslavia at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Athletes from the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 35 competitors, 32 men and 3 women, took part in 16 events in 8 sports. Men's 110m Hurdles Stanko LorgerHeat — 14.6s Semifinals — 14.6s Final — 14.5s Men's Marathon Franjo Mihalić — 2:26:32 Individual road raceVeselin Petrović — 5:26:58 Men's Team Competition First Round:Yugoslavia freeQuarterfinals:Yugoslavia – United States 9:1 Semifinals:Yugoslavia – India 4:1 Final:Yugoslavia – USSR 0:1 Team Roster:Petar Radenković Mladen Koščak Nikola Radović Ivan Šantek Ljubiša Spajić Dobroslav Krstić Dragoslav Šekularac Zlatko Papec Sava Antić Todor Veselinović Muhamed Mujić Blagoje Vidinić Ibrahim Biogradlić Luka Lipošinović Joško Vidošević Vladica Popović Kruno Radiljević Yugoslavia had one male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956. Men's single scullsPerica Vlašić One shooter represented Yugoslavia in 1956. 50 m rifle, three positionsZlatko Mašek50 m rifle, proneZlatko Mašek Official Olympic Reports International Olympic Committee results database

Harbinger (DC Comics)

Harbinger is a DC Comics superheroine created in the early 1980s. A version of Lyla Michaels appeared in The CW television series Arrow played by Audrey Marie Anderson as a recurring character. In the series she is the director of A. R. G. U. S. and the wife of John Diggle. Michaels is a recurring character on The Flash television series. Anderson played Harbinger in the Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths". An orphan whose ship sunk during a violent storm, Lyla Michaels was rescued from certain doom by the Monitor, a cosmic being locked in an eternal war against his anti-matter counterpart the Anti-Monitor. Raising Lyla as his assistant, the two monitored the multiverse's heroes and arranged for weapons and super-powered henchmen for various villains, to test heroes that the Monitor would recruit for his impending final battle against the Anti-Monitor; the Earth that Lyla was rescued from was Earth Prime. When Crisis on Infinite Earths began, Lyla assumed the identity of "Harbinger" after entering a womb-like chamber which energized her and allowed her to create a series of doppelgangers in her new costume.

These doppelgangers recruited a wide variety of heroes and villains to fight the Anti-Monitor's shadow demons and protect a series of vibration towers, designed to protect Earth 1 and Earth 2 from the wave of Anti-Matter destroying the DC Multiverse. However, while recruiting the hero Arion, a shadow demon merged with one of Harbinger's duplicates, allowing the Anti-Monitor to control her once her various doubles merged into a single entity. Under the Anti-Monitor's control, Lyla killed the Monitor. Monitor foresaw the Anti-Monitor's gambit and arranged to have his life force be the fuel to power up the vibration towers, saving Earths 1 and 2 from doom; the shock of what she did caused Lyla to revert to a version of her normal form, which sacrificed all of her powers to save the last three alternate universe from annihilation. When the five remaining universes merged, Harbinger regained her power in the process of time and space merging to create a new single universe DC Universe. Afterwards, Harbinger recorded the history of the Post-Crisis DC Universe into a computer satellite.

This led to the Millennium crossover, which had the satellite fall into the hands of the Manhunters, who used the data to confirm the identities of much of the Earth super-hero population as part of a greater plan to infiltrate the super-hero community. After the mini-series, Harbinger joined the New Guardians and was infected with the AIDS virus along with half the team, she reunited with fellow Monitor allies Pariah and Lady Quark during the War of the Gods crossover, after which she was offered membership with the Amazon tribe of Themyscira as the Amazons' official historian. When Kara Zor-El, aka the original Supergirl, was discovered to exist in the Post-Crisis DC Universe and arrived on Earth, she was given shelter and lodgings on the island of Themyscira. Harbinger befriended Supergirl and remembering how she sacrificed her life during the original Crisis, Harbinger willingly died protecting Kara in a failed bid to prevent Darkseid from kidnapping her. During the events of the "Return of Donna Troy" mini-series, it was revealed that Donna Troy's arch enemy Dark Angel served a similar role to Harbinger during the original Crisis before severing ties with the Anti-Monitor.

Furthermore, the Titans of Myth revealed that Donna was a temporal anomaly thanks to the Crisis changing her and Wonder Woman's histories. The Titans, seeing potential in exploiting Donna's unconscious knowledge of the Pre-Crisis universe, rescued her as a child in order to manipulate her into becoming their own version of Harbinger. Following the events of the Infinite Crisis, Donna recorded a new version of the "History of the DC Universe" reflecting the changes in the timeline following Infinite Crisis. Meanwhile, a new incarnation of Harbinger, a genetically altered being called The Forerunner was introduced, tasked with killing anyone who crossed over between universes for the Monitors. Harbinger was reanimated as a Black Lantern during the Blackest Night crossover, she uses her knowledge of history to provoke her targets by bringing up emotional memories, but is destroyed with the other Black Lanterns. In Multiversity #1, the AI of the Monitor watchstation known as the House of Heroes refers to itself as Harbinger and bears a resemblance to the previous character.

Lyla Michaels was reimagined and adapted for live-action television on The CW's Arrow, portrayed by Audrey Marie Anderson making guest appearances in the spin-off show The Flash. She is introduced in season one as an A. R. G. U. S. Agent, the ex-wife of John Diggle, Green Arrow's crime-fighting partner. In season two, she becomes a member of the Suicide Squad and recruits Diggle and Green Arrow to the team on behalf of Amanda Waller, resumes her relationship with Diggle. In season three, she gives birth to Diggle's daughter Sara, the pair remarry in "Suicidal Tendencies" after another Suicide Squad mission. In season four, she becomes head of A. R. G. U. S. Following Amanda Waller's death. After Barry Allen alters the timeline in The Flash and Diggle's baby daughter Sara is replaced by a son, John Diggle Jr. although neither Lyla or John remember Sara. They are informed of her previous existence as well as their son's status as a temporal aberration during the "Invasion!" crossover. While on A. R. G. U. S.

Missions, Lyla is called "Harbinger" as her code name. In the eighth season of Arrow it is revealed. Minutes before Crisis takes place, she become