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Lavinia

In Roman mythology, Lavinia is the daughter of Latinus and Amata, the last wife of Aeneas. It has been proposed that the character was in part intended to represent Servilia Vatia, Emperors Augustus first fiancée. Lavinia, the only child of the king and "ripe for marriage," had been courted by many men who hoped to become the king of Latium. Turnus, ruler of the Rutuli, was the most of the suitors, having the favor of Queen Amata. In Vergil's account, King Latinus is warned by his father Faunus in a dream oracle that his daughter is not to marry a Latin: "Propose no Latin alliance for your daughter Son of mine. Men from abroad will come And be your sons by marriage. Blood so mingled Lifts our name starward. Children of that stock Will see all earth turned Latin at their feet, Governed by them, as far as on his rounds The Sun looks down on Ocean, East or West." Lavinia has what is her most, or only, memorable moment in Book 7 of the Aeneid, lines 69–83: during a sacrifice at the altars of the gods, Lavinia's hair catches fire, an omen promising glorious days to come for Lavinia and war for all Latins:"While the old king lit fires at the altars With a pure torch, the girl Lavinia with him, It seemed her long hair caught, her head-dress caught In crackling flame, her queenly tresses blazed, Her jeweled crown blazed.

Mantled in smoke And russet light, she scattered divine fire Throughout all the house. No one could hold that sight Anything but hair-raising, And it was read by seers to mean the girl Would have renown and glorious days to come, But that she brought a great war on her people."Not long after the dream oracle and the prophetic moment, Aeneas sends emissaries bearing several gifts for King Latinus. King Latinus recognizes Aeneas as the destined one:"I have a daughter, whom the oracles Of Father's shrine and warning signs from heaven Keep me from pledging to a native here. Sons from abroad will come, the prophets say-- For this is Latium's destiny-- new blood To immortalize our name. Your king's the man Called for by fate, so I conclude, so I wish, if there is truth in what I presage."Aeneas is said to have named the ancient city of Lavinium for her. By some accounts and Lavinia had a son, Silvius, a legendary king of Alba Longa. According to Livy, Ascanius was the son of Lavinia. In Livy's account, Silvius is the son of Ascanius.

In Ursula K. Le Guin's 2008 novel Lavinia, Lavinia's character and her relationship with Aeneas is expanded, giving insight into the life of a king's daughter in ancient Italy. Le Guin employs a self-conscious narrative device in having Lavinia as the first-person narrator knowing that she would not have a life without Virgil, being the writer of the Aeneid several centuries after her time, is thus her creator. Lavinia appears with her father, King Latinus, in Dante's Divine Comedy, Canto IV, lines 125–126. Virgil. Aeneid. VII. Livy, Ab urbe condita Book 1

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VfL Wolfsburg did not manage to qualify for international football, in spite of keeping the squad that won the Bundesliga in 2009. Coach Armin Veh was sacked, following a failure to reach the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League, being distanced in Bundesliga. Under interim coach Lorenz-Günther Köstner Wolfsburg managed to finish inside the top half and reach the quarter final in the UEFA Europa League; the most influential player was Edin Džeko, who unlike the team, continued to perform at the top level, topping the Bundesliga's top scoring-chart. Diego Benaglio André Lenz Marwin Hitz Andrea Barzagli Alexander Madlung Ricardo Costa Marcel Schäfer Cristian Zaccardo Peter Pekarík Réver Fabian Johnson Daniel Reiche Jan Šimůnek Sascha Riether Christian Gentner Zvjezdan Misimović Ashkan Dejagah Makoto Hasebe Josué Jonathan Santana Karim Ziani Sebastian Schindzielorz Alexander Laas Daniel Baier Grafite Edin Džeko Obafemi Martins Alexander Esswein Edin Džeko Grafite Zvjezdan Misimović Obafemi Martins Zvjezdan Misimović Edin Džeko Soccerbase - Wolfsburg Results

Yuan-Pern Lee

Yuan-Pern Lee is a Taiwanese chemist. Lee was born on 25 January 1952 in Hsinchu, the youngest of painter Lee Tze-fan's three sons. Lee studied chemistry at National Taiwan University and pursued a doctorate in the subject from the University of California, Berkeley, he began a research career in 1979 at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before accepting a teaching position at National Tsing Hua University in 1981. Lee was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999, subsequently considered multiple times for membership in the Academia Sinica. Yuan-Pern Lee was inducted into Academia Sinica in 2008, the Lees became the first family to have three members serve as academicians of Academia Sinica. Yuan-Pern Lee's induction followed that of his brothers Yuan T. Lee. Yuan-Pern Lee's association with the Academia Sinica began in 1988, when he began working as an adjunct research fellow within the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences. Yuan-Pern Lee has taught at National Chiao Tung University since 2004 as chair of the Department of Applied Chemistry and director of the Institute of Molecular Science.

Lee was part of a research team at National Chiao Tung University that discovered the Criegee intermediate CH2OO particle in 2013. Lee was a 2017 recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. In 2019, Yuan-Tsong Chen, Wei Fu-chan won Taiwan's Presidential Science Prize