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Marcus Manilius

Marcus Manilius was a Roman poet and author of a poem in five books called Astronomica. The author of Astronomica is neither mentioned by any ancient writer, his name is uncertain, but it was Marcus Manilius. The poem itself implies that the writer lived under Augustus or Tiberius, that he was a citizen of and resident in Rome. According to the early 18th century classicist Richard Bentley, he was an Asiatic Greek, his work is one of great learning. Manilius imitates Lucretius, whom he resembles in earnestness and originality and in the power of enlivening the dry bones of his subject. Although his diction presents some peculiarities, the style is metrically correct; the astrological systems of houses, linking human affairs with the circuit of the zodiac, have evolved over the centuries, but they make their first appearance in Astronomicon. The earliest datable surviving horoscope that uses houses in its interpretation is earlier, c. 20 BC. Claudius Ptolemy completely ignored houses in his astrological text, Tetrabiblos.

The work is known for being the subject of the most salient of A. E. Housman's scholarly endeavours. Housman nonetheless thought that it was an absurdly obscure pursuit, it remains a source of bafflement to many that Housman should have elected to abandon his obsession for a poet as consummate as Propertius – which indeed cost him his degree, so consuming was the passion – in favour of Manilius. For example, the critic Edmund Wilson pondered the countless hours Hausman devoted to Manilius and concluded, "Certainly it is the spectacle of a mind of remarkable penetration and vigor, of uncommon sensibility and intensity, condemning itself to duties which prevent it from rising to its full height." Speak that I might see you! An impact crater on the Moon is named after him: Manilius is located in the Mare Vaporum. J. R. Bram, Ancient Astrology: Theory and Practice. Matheseos Libri VIII by Firmicus Maternus. Manilio Il poema degli astri, testo critico a cura di E. Flores, traduzione di Ricardo Scarcia, commento a cura di S. Feraboli e R. Scarcia, 2 vols..

Wolfgang Hübner, Astronomica, Buch V. Colborn, Robert. 2013. "Solving Problems With Acrostics: Manilius Dates Germanicus." Classical Quarterly 63.1: 450–452. Fratantuono, Lee Michael. 2012. "Andromeda and the End of the Astronomica." Maia: rivista di letterature classiche 64.2: 305–315. Glauthier, Patrick. 2017. "Repurposing the Stars: Manilius, Astronomica 1, the Aratean Tradition." American Journal of Philology 138.2: 267–303. Goold, G. P. 1961. "A Greek Professorial Circle at Rome." Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 92: 168–192. Green, Steven J. 2014. Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries. Oxford. Green, Steven J. and Katharina Volk, eds. 2011. Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius’ Astronomica. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Habinek, Thomas N. 2007. "Probing the Entrails of the Universe: Astrology as Bodily Knowledge in Manilius’ Astronomica." In Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire. Edited by Jason König and Tim Whitmarsh, 229–240.

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press. Komorowska, Joanna. 2016. "Ad Duo Templa Precor: Poetry and the Authorial Persona in Manilius' Astronomica, I." Eirene 52: 341–358. Lapidge, Michael. 1989. "Stoic Cosmology and Roman Literature, First to Third Centuries A. D." Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt. Edited by Hildegard Temporini and Wolfgang Haase, 1379–1429. Berlin: de Gruyter. MacGregor, Alexander. 2004. "Which Art in Heaven: The Sphere of Manilius." Illinois Classical Studies 29: 143–157. Neuburg, Matt. 1993. "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star: Manilius and His Two Addressees." In Mega nepios: Il destinatario nell’epos didascalico/The Addressee in Didactic Epic. Edited by Alessandro Schiesaro, Philip Mitsis, Jenny Strauss Clay, 243–282. Materiali e Discussioni per l’Analisi dei Testi Classici 31. Pisa: Giardini. Volk, Katharina. 2009. Manilius and His Intellectual Background. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Volk, Katharina. 2002. The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Ovid, Manilius. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press; the Astronomica of Manilius at The Latin Library Die Astronomica of Manilius at Opolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa A. E. Housman's introduction M. Manilii astronomicon, 5 vols.

A. E. Housman, apud Grant Richards, 1903–30, vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4, vol. 5. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Manilius". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 580–581

Ray Smith (rockabilly singer)

Ray Smith was an American rockabilly musician. Smith recorded for Vee-Jay Records, Tollie Records, Smash Records, Sun Records during his career, had a hit with the song "Rockin' Little Angel" in 1960 on Judd Records. "Rockin' Little Angel" took a portion of its melody from the 1844 song "Buffalo Gals". The record sold over one million copies. Smith recorded material written by Charlie Rich, was influenced by Elvis Presley. Smith gave a concert at "Karregat" Hall in Eindhoven on April 21, 1979, it is recorded on an album released by a Dutch label. Smith committed suicide on November 29, 1979, at the age of 45. Smith's Judd and Sun singles and session material have been released on Germany's Bear Family Records

Geoffrey Eley

Sir Geoffrey Cecil Ryves Eley was a British businessman and author. He served as a director of the Bank of England, as High Sheriff of both the County of London and the City of London. Eley was born in East Bergholt, one of four sons born to Charles Cuthbert Eley, a barrister and noted gardener, Ethel Maxwell Ryves, his great-grandfather William Eley co-founded the Eley Brothers. He was the younger brother of a gold medalist in rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He studied at Harvard University in 1925–26, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1947 Birthday Honours for his services following the war, when he was Director of Overseas Disposals, Ministry of Supply. He was appointed to the Court of Directors for the Bank of England in 1949, he was knighted in the 1964 Birthday Honours. He was chairman of the Brush Group, Ltd. Heinemann Group of Publishers Ltd. Richard Thomas and Baldwins and Thomas Tilling. In 1937, he married Penelope Hughes Wake-Walker, daughter of Admiral Sir Frederic Wake-Walker and Muriel, daughter of Sir Collingwood Hughes, 10th Baronet.

They had two daughters. His youngest daughter, Chloë Sarabella, married Richard Christian Wynne Fremantle, grandson of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe, he served as High Sheriff of the County of London in 1954–55, High Sheriff of Greater London in 1966–67. He is buried in the cemetery at East Bergholt in Suffolk. Geoffrey Eley at Find a Grave

Elizabeth Ripper

Elizabeth Arnold Ripper was an Australian geologist, significant for her work in stromatoporoids. Elizabeth or Betty, as she was referred to, was born in Melbourne, Australia, she attended Melbourne High School from 1925-1927. Ripper became interested in geology after attending classes in it at school in 1925, her family were unable to dissuade her from pursuing it at university. Ripper attended the University of Melbourne taking a B. Sc. in geology from 1928-1931, winning the J. F. W. Payne exhibition in botany and Argus exhibition in geology in 1928, she was a Kernot and Wyselaskie Scholar in geology in 1932, while she undertook her M. Sc. While the Geology Department at the University was influenced by the petrological studies of Prof. Ernest W. Skeats, Ripper was attracted to the palaeontological programs of Frederick A. Singleton, she attended geology field trips in company with a number of female students of the department, as well as Edwin Sherbon Hills. Ripper was first interested in Ordovician and Silurian graptolites, would write on Silurian stromatoporoids for her Masters thesis.

Frederick Chapman of the National Museum of Victoria was her mentor during this research. Her work impressed her supervisors, Ripper was encouraged to go to Cambridge and study with Dr Gertrude Elles at the Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge, an expert on graptolites in 1933. Ripper would win an Orient free passage and take with her materials she had collected around Victoria, as well as stromatoporoids from Lilydale and Buchan. Elles was nearing retirement in 1933, her supervision of her new Australian student, was minimal. Elles had supervised another Australian student, Dorothy Hill who took her PhD at Cambridge in 1933 and remained at Cambridge for another four years as a Fellow. Hill and Ripper would work in close quarters at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Newnham College and out in the field, collecting specimens in Wales. Ripper's research deviated from graptolites, instead focussed on the stromatoporoids she had brought from Australia, she was able to use materials within the British Museum and the Sedgwick Museum with the support of mentors, Dr W. D. Lang and Dr H. Dighton Thomas.

She was awarded her PhD in 1936. Ripper published her research in Australian journals. After returning to Australia following the completion of her PhD, Ripper went back to England to marry fellow geologist, Stanley C. A. Holmes, attached to the Great Britain Geological Survey; the Great Depression had a significant effect on employment options for both men and women, positions for women in geology were rare. Ripper joined the Geological Society of London, but was unable to find work, with the advent of World War II, a family, her options for pursuing research and employment were low, she continued to maintain an interest in stromatoporoid research and the affairs of the Geological Association until the 1990s. Ripper died in Ewell, Surrey in June 2004. Ripper's study of Victorian Lower Devonian stromatoporoids still holds today, two were named for her- Pseudotrupetostroma ripperae from Jesse Limestone and Hermatostromella holmesae from Lilydale Limestone. Nearly all of the species and subspecies she named in her papers from 1933, 1937a and 1937c have held up to current study.

Ripper, E. A. 1932. The distribution of the Zones of the Castlemaine and Darriwil Series near Ingliston. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 44: 200-211, pi. xx + 1 text-fig. Ripper, E. A. 1933. The stromatoporoids of the Lilydale Limestone. Part I. Actinostroma and Clathrodictyon. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 45: 152-164, 6 text-figs. Rjpper, E. A. 1936. Some Victorian graptolite and stromatoporoid faunas. Dissertations of the University of Cambridge 1935-36, Abstract: 68-69. Rjpper, E. A. 1937a. A note on the occurrence of Didymograptus protobifidus Elies in the Lower Ordovician of Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society o f Victoria 49: 153-164, 9 figs. Rjpper, E. A. 1937b. The stromatoporoids of the Lilydale Limestone. Part II. Syringostroma and other Genera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 49: 178-205, 2 pis, 4 figs. Ripper, E. A. 1937c. On some stromatoporoids from Griffith’s Quarry, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 50: 1-8 + 1 pi. Ripper, E. A. 1937d.

On the stromatoporoids of the Buchan District, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 50: 11-15, 4 pis. Ripper, E. A. 1937e. A note on the occurrence of Amphipora ramosa in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 23: 37-41. Ripper, E. A. 1938. Notes of the Middle Palaeozoic stromatoporoid faunas of Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 50: 221-243, 4 figs


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The Mighty Book of Boosh

The Mighty Book of Boosh, known as The Pocket Book of Boosh in the paperback version, is a collection of original and archive material relating to The Mighty Boosh, published in 2008. The book contains original stories featuring popular Mighty Boosh characters, as well as concept art and behind-the-scenes photography from the stage shows and television series; the book consists of short stories and articles presented as contributed by various fictional characters from world of The Mighty Boosh. Included are lyrics to all the crimps to feature in the television series, a comic book written and illustrated by JAKe, the art designer for The Mighty Boosh's original television pilot; the Mighty Book of Boosh includes character profiles and short stories linked to various episodes of the television series. The book gained a positive reception.'If Salvador Dalí, Dr. Seuss and Douglas Adams had cracked open a bottle of absinthe and written a sitcom, it might have turned out like this."If there had been a collaboration between David Bowie, Anthony Burgess and Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, it might have turned out something like this."Morecambe and Wise reinvented by Lewis Carroll"Charming and genuinely innovative"Julian and Dave Brown have created something quite special in this peculiar and magical lumber room of a book.

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