Karolinum is a complex of buildings located in the Old Town of the City of Prague. Karolinum, the seat of the Charles University, is one of the oldest dormitories situated in Central Europe; the dormitory was named after the Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishing of Charles University in 1348, the young institution encountered several organizational problems. One of the major complications was the lack of lecture and accommodation rooms for teachers and students. Emperor Charles IV inspired by the organization of the Sorbonne college in Paris and by the newly founded universities in Kraków and Vienna, decided to donate to the school a new college. In 1366, the university received the house of the Jew Lazar, located in the Prague's Old Town. However, the school was donated representative rooms only in the early 1380s by Wenceslaus, the son of Charles IV. For this purpose Wenceslaus chose a residence of the wealthy German merchant Johlin Rotlev. Rotlev's son Martin was linked with the court and supported the reformist tendencies of the university.
Though it is known that Martin Rotlev inherited the palace, the way by which it passed into the possession of the university remains unknown. The coat of arms of the Rotlev family is a part of the decoration of an oriel window of the college. In addition to the Rotlev Palace, King Wenceslaus bought the surrounding buildings and rebuilt them for the purposes of the school; the architectural shape of Karolinum changed during its history. In the early 18th century, it was rebuilt in Baroque style, according to the plans of the architect František Maxmilián Kaňka. However, the reconstruction was only provisional and the structural condition of the building in the following decades was bad. In 1786, during a visit in Karolinum, the Emperor Josef II expressed his dissatisfaction with the state of the "seat of muses", it was planned to sell the building, but in 1802 it was decided that Karolinum would remain in the hands of the Charles University. The decision was influenced by renewed romantic and patriotic enthusiasm.
From 1879 to 1881, several parts of the building were rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style by the architect Josef Mocker. Following the World War I and the establishment of the Czechoslovak state, the buildings of Karolinum remained a property of the Charles University. Karolinum is a National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic; the official publishing house of the Charles University is named Karolinum. Petráň, Josef. Karolinum. Prague: Univerzita Karlova, Nakladatelství Karolinum. ISBN 978-80-246-1877-7. Karolinum – historické sídlo Univerzity Karlovy
Peter Allan Hansen was a Danish classical philologist known principally for his work on the Carmina epigraphica graeca I-II and on other aspects of Greek epigraphy. Born in Copenhagen he was educated at Copenhagen University and at Brasenose College, where he was a pupil of Lilian H. Jeffery. After 1975 he settled in Oxford and through the support of scholarships and grants continued his work on Hesychios and epigraphy there.'The Manuscript Tradition of Plutarch's De Malignitate Herodoti', Cahiers de l'Institutdu Moyen-Âge grec a Latin 2 1-25.'Ille Ego Qui Quondam... Once Again', The Classical Quarterly 22 139-149.' Pletho and Herodotean Malice', Cahiers de l'Institut du Moyen-Âge grec a Latin 12 1-10.'An Olympic Victor by the Name of "kles". An Archaic funerary inscription', Kadmos13, 156-163.' Friedländer, Epigrammata 177 d', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 16 79-80. Aigis 12.22 A List of Greek Verse Inscriptions down to 400 BC An Analytical Survey. Opuscula Graecolatina 3 Copenhagen 1975.
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Yevgeniya Andreyevna Polyakova is a Russian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. Polyakova represented Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed first in front of Jade Bailey and Sherone Simpson in a time of 11.24 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.13 seconds, finishing second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser to qualify for the semi finals. With a time of 11.38 she was unable to qualify for the final as her time was only the seventh time of her heat, causing elimination. Together with Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina and Yuliya Chermoshanskaya she took part in the 4x100 metres relay. In their first round heat they placed second in front of Germany and China, their time of 42.87 seconds was the second time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final in which they sprinted to 42.31 seconds, the first place and the gold medal. The Jamaican team did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange.
In August 2016, she and her three Russian teammates were stripped of their Olympic gold medal due to a doping violation by Chermoshanskaya. 60 metres – 7.09 s 100 metres – 11.09 s Yevgeniya Polyakova at World Athletics