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Julia is a feminine given name. It is a Latinate feminine form of the name Julius; the given name Julia had been in use throughout Late Antiquity but became rare during the Middle Ages, was revived only with the Italian Renaissance. It became common in the English-speaking world only in the 18th century. Today, it is used throughout the world. Julia was the 10th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and the 88th most popular name for females in the 1990 census there, it has been among the top 150 names given to girls in the United States for the past 100 years. It was the 89th most popular name for girls born in England and Wales in 2007. Julia: Julia, first wife of Sulla Julia Julia Julia Major Julia Minor, maternal grandmother of Emperor Augustus Julia Livia Drusilla known as Julia Augusta, wife of Emperor Augustus Julia the Elder, daughter of Emperor Augustus Julia the Younger, daughter of Julia the Elder Julia Livia, granddaughter of Emperor Tiberius Julia Agrippina or Agrippina the Younger, daughter of the general Germanicus and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius Julia Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus, sister of Caligula Julia Livilla, daughter of Germanicus, youngest sister of Caligula Julia Drusilla, daughter of Emperor Caligula Berenice, Julia Berenice, princess of the Herodian Dynasty Julia Urania, wife of Roman client king Ptolemy of Mauretania Julia Bodina, a slave freedwoman, of Julia Urania of Mauretania Julia Procilla, mother of Gallo-Roman general Gnaeus Julius Agricola Julia Iotapa, Queen of Commagene Julia Iotapa, Queen of Cetis Julia Iotapa, Princess of Cilicia Julia Mamaea, second wife of Polemon II of Pontus Julia, Herodian Princess of Armenia Julia Agricola, daughter of general Gnaeus Julius Agricola and wife to historian Tacitus Julia Flavia, daughter of emperor Titus Julia Balbilla and companion of Hadrian's wife Vibia Sabina Julia Tertulla, daughter of suffect consul Gaius Julius Cornutus Tertullus Julia Serviana Paulina, niece of Emperor Hadrian Julia Crispina and granddaughter of Julia Berenice Julia Fadilla, younger half-sister to Emperor Antoninus Pius and paternal aunt to Empress Faustina the Younger Julia Domna and wife of Emperor Septimius Severus Julia Maesa, Domna's sister Julia Soaemias, daughter to Julia Maesa and mother of emperor Elagabalus Julia Avita Mamaea, Soaemias' sister and mother of emperor Alexander Severus Julia Severa or Severina, daughter of Emperor Philip the Arab One of the Martyrs of Zaragoza Julia of Mérida, martyr Julia of Corsica, virgin martyr Julia, lady's maid of Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome, alleged clairvoyant and predictor Julia Carter Aldrich, American author Julia Alexandratou, Greek porn star and model Júlia Almeida, Brazilian actress Julia A. Ames, American journalist, temperance reformer Julia Arthur, Canadian-born stage and film actress Julia Barretto, Filipino actress Julie Billiart, French Catholic saint Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer Julia Budd, Canadian martial artist Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rican poet Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Australian author and cook Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, American educator, poet Julia Child, American gourmet cook and television personality Julia Clarete, Filipino singer-actress Julia Cohen, American tennis player Julia Colman, American educator, editor, writer Julia Dean, stage actress Julia Dean and film actress Julia C. R. Dorr, American author Julia Duffy, American actress Julia Duporty, Cuban sprinter Julia Fischer, German violinist Julia Wheelock Freeman, American Civil War nurse Julia Gillard, Australian politician, Prime Minister Julia Glushko, Israeli tennis player Julia Goddard, British children's writer and animal welfare campaigner Julia Gordon, Canadian mathematician Julia Görges, German tennis player Julia Grant, wife of U.

S. President Ulysses Grant Julia Boynton Green, American poet Julia Haworth (born 1

Bradie Ewing

Bradie Ewing is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League. He was born in Wisconsin, he played college football at Wisconsin. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. At Richland Center High School, Ewing was a three-sport athlete playing football and track and field. In football, Bradie was rated number 16 best player in the state of Wisconsin by and Wisconsin Preps. Ewing's career numbers were 3,911 yards on 509 carries with 41 touchdowns, his senior year Ewing totaled 2,116 rushing yards on 258 carries with 24 touchdowns. Ewing lettered all four years at Wisconsin, he started out as a special teams player his first two years and became the starting fullback by his junior season while continuing to be productive on special teams. His sophomore year, he was named Academic All-Big Ten. Junior year, he was named Academic All-Big Ten, his senior year, Ewing was again named Academic All-Big Ten and was named the teams Special Teams Player of the Year.

Ewing played in the 2012 Senior Bowl. Ewing took part in the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Ewing was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round in the 2012 NFL Draft, he was placed on injured reserve on August 11, 2012 after tearing his ACL. He played in his first NFL game on September 8, 2013, in a loss to the New Orleans Saints, where he recorded one catch for 15 yards; the following week vs. the St. Louis Rams, Ewing separated his shoulder in the first quarter of play. Before going down, he recorded one catch for 14 yards, he was again placed on injured reserve on September 16, 2013. Ewing was waived on March 21, 2014. On March 25, 2014, Ewing was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was placed on injured reserved on August 18, 2014. He announced his retirement from the league on April 4, 2015. Career statistics and player information from · ESPN · Pro-Football-Reference Jacksonville Jaguars bio Atlanta Falcons bio at the Wayback Machine Wisconsin Badgers bio at the Wayback Machine

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter and fourth child of Tsar Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, his wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia. She was a younger sister of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, she was the namesake of her paternal aunt, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, who died in childbirth along with her stillborn daughter in 1801, but in the family she was known by her affectionate nickname, "Adini". According to her sister Olga's memoirs, Alexandra had inherited her mother's "Prussian look", it was said that she resembled her late maternal grandmother, Queen Louise of Prussia. Nicholas affectionately spoke of Adini as "... a little moppet, but sweet". Alexandra was famous in Saint Petersburg society for both her lively personality, she was the musician in the family. A serious student of vocal music, she was talented enough to qualify for lessons from the famous soprano Henriette Sontag. On 28 January 1844, Alexandra married Prince Frederick William of Hesse in St. Petersburg.

Her husband was the only son of Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark. "Fritz", as he was called, had come to St. Petersburg as a prospective bridegroom for Olga, but fell in love with Adini instead on the first evening he spent with the family. Although Olga was the elder daughter and found Fritz to be an engaging young man, she graciously stepped aside in favour of her sister, chaperoned the couple when they wanted to spend time together away from the prying eyes of the court; the emperor and empress gave their permission for Alexandra and Fritz to be married. Alexandra became acutely ill with tuberculosis shortly before her wedding, this complicated the pregnancy which soon followed, she was never well enough to take up her new position with her husband. They stayed in St. Petersburg, where her health declined, she went into labor prematurely, three months before the child was due, gave birth to a son, Wilhelm. The infant died shortly after he was born, Alexandra died the same day, she was the first of her parents' children to die.

Her parents were devastated and their grief would last until the end of their lives. She was buried at the Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, her son was buried in Rumpenheim. Nine years Fritz married Adini's first cousin, Princess Anna of Prussia, as his second wife, he became head of the House of Hesse-Kassel. Although they had six children together and Anna were never close, it is speculated that one reason was because Fritz was unable to overcome his grief for his first wife. In the gardens of the Petergof palace near Saint Petersburg there is a memorial bench with a small sculpture bust of the Grand Duchess, her rooms there have been preserved. Six sheaves of wheat made of diamonds, which came to Hesse on one of the dresses in Alexandra's trousseau, were transformed into a tiara by Anna around 1900; this tiara is now the traditional wedding tiara of the Hessian princely family, was last worn by Floria of Faber-Castell when in 2003, she married Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Hesse, Adini's husband's great-great grandson by his second marriage.

Hesse: A Princely German Collection. Catalog of exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, 2005. John E. Buchanan, Jr. Director, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Collection. Olga, Queen of Wuerttemberg. Traum der Jugend goldener Stern. Günther Neske Verlag, 1955

Super Match Soccer

Super Match Soccer is an association football video game published by Acclaim and developed in 1998 by Jon Ritman. The game is available for PC and PlayStation and it is the last game in the Match Day series; some of the features of the game are:Super Match Soccer is a 3D videogame with five camera angles to see the simulation, each one with four zoom factors. It includes 24 national teams with different skill levels; the player can choose for footballers playing in his team and tactic. Names and attributes of each footballer can be edited. Tha game can be played by one human vs. computer, two humans or several of them (using network connection in PC or adapter for PlayStation. It supports analogue controllers for PC and PlayStation, it was developed as a sequel to Match Day several years after the popular Match Day II. It was presented in a PlayStation preview in Spain as Matchday 3 but due to legal problems it was released as Super Match Soccer. Game review at Official home site recovered from


Tylos was the name used by the Greeks to refer to Bahrain, as the centre of pearl trading, when Nearchus came to discover it serving under Alexander the Great. From the 6th to 3rd century BC Bahrain was included in the Persian Empire by the Achaemenids, an Iranian dynasty; the Greek admiral Nearchus is believed to have been the first of Alexander's commanders to visit the island, he found a verdant land, part of a wide trading network. The use of these is not confined to India, but extends to Arabia." The Greek historian, states that much of the islands were covered in these cotton trees and that Tylos was famous for exporting walking canes engraved with emblems that were customarily carried in Babylon. Ares was worshipped by the country's indigenous and Greek population, it is not known whether Bahrain was part of the Seleucid Empire, although the archaeological site at Qalat Al Bahrain has been proposed as a Seleucid base in the Persian Gulf. Alexander had planned to settle the eastern shores of the Persian Gulf with Greek colonists, although it is not clear that this happened on the scale he envisaged, Tylos was much part of the Hellenised world: the language of the upper classes was Greek, while Zeus was worshipped in the form of the Arabian sun-god Shams.

Tylos became the site of Greek athletic contests. The name Tylos is thought to be a Hellenisation of the Semitic Tilmun; the term Tylos was used for the islands until Ptolemy’s Geographia when the inhabitants are referred to as'Thilouanoi'. Some place names in Bahrain go back to the Tylos era, for instance, the residential suburb of Arad in Muharraq, is believed to originate from "Arados", the ancient Greek name for Muharraq island; the Greek historian Strabo believed. Herodotus believed that the homeland of the Phoenicians was Bahrain; this theory was accepted by the 19th-century German classicist Arnold Heeren who said that: "In the Greek geographers, for instance, we read of two islands, named Tyrus or Tylos, Arad, which boasted that they were the mother country of the Phoenicians, exhibited relics of Phoenician temples." The people of Tyre in particular have long maintained Persian Gulf origins, the similarity in the words "Tylos" and "Tyre" has been commented upon. However, there is little evidence of occupation at all in Bahrain during the time when such migration had taken place.

Herodotus's account refers to the Phoenicians originating from Bahrain.. According to the Persians best informed in history, the Phoenicians began the quarrel; these people, who had dwelt on the shores of the Erythraean Sea, having migrated to the Mediterranean and settled in the parts which they now inhabit, began at once, they say, to adventure on long voyages, freighting their vessels with the wares of Egypt and Assyria... With the waning of Seleucid Greek power, Tylos was incorporated into Characene or Mesenian, the state founded in what today is Kuwait by Hyspaosines in 127BC. A building inscription found in Bahrain indicates. From the third century BC to the arrival of Islam in the seventh century AD, Bahrain was controlled by two other Iranian dynasties. By about 250 BC, the Seleucids lost their territories to Parthians, an Iranian tribe from Central Asia; the Parthian dynasty brought the Persian Gulf under their control and extended their influence as far as Oman. Because they needed to control the Persian Gulf trade route, the Parthians established garrisons in the southern coast of the Persian Gulf.

In the third century AD, the Sassanids succeeded the Parthians and held the area until the rise of Islam, four centuries later. Ardashir, the first ruler of the Sassanian dynasty marched forward to Oman and Bahrain and defeat Sanatruq the Parthian governor of Bahrain, he appointed his son Shapur I as governor of Bahrain. Shapur named it Batan Ardashir after his father. At this time, Bahrain was incorporated into the southern Sassanid province covering the Persian Gulf's southern shore, plus the archipelago of Bahrain; this southern province was subdivided into three districts of Haggar, Batan Ardashir, Mishmahig included the Bahrain archipelago, earlier called Aval, but in the Islamic era, became known as Bahrain. The name'ewe-fish' would appear to suggest that the name /Tulos/ is related to Hebrew /ṭāleh/'lamb'. By the fifth century Bahrain was a centre for Nestorian Christianity, with Samahij the seat of bishops. In 410, according to the Oriental Syriac Church synodal records, a bishop named Batai was excommunicated from the church in Bahrain.

It was the site of worship of a shark deity called Awal. Worshipers reputedly built a large statue to Awal in Muharraq, although it has now been lost, for many centuries after Tylos, the islands of Bahrain were known as Awal

Wang Huansheng

Wang Huansheng is a Chinese translator. He has a good command of English, Classical Greek and Russian. Wang was a researcher of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, he is a member of the Chinese Communist Party and the China Writers Association. Wang is among the first few in China who translated the Homeric Hymns from Classical Greek into Chinese language. Wang was born in 1939, he entered Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1959. In 1960, Wang studied in Moscow State University, majoring in ancient Greek and Roman literature, where he graduated in 1965; the History of Ancient Roman Literature The History of Ancient Roman Literature and Arts Aesop's Fables Iliad Odyssey Elegiae Meditations Iliad and Odyssey - 4th National Book Award Odyssey - 2nd Lu Xun Literature Prize for Translation