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Mimnermus

Mimnermus was a Greek elegiac poet from either Colophon or Smyrna in Ionia, who flourished about 630–600 BC. He was influenced by the example of Homer yet he wrote short poems suitable for performance at drinking parties and was remembered by ancient authorities chiefly as a love poet. Mimnermus in turn exerted a strong influence on Hellenistic poets such as Callimachus and thus on Roman poets such as Propertius, who preferred him to Homer for his eloquence on love themes, his work was collected by Alexandrian scholars in just two "books" and today only small fragments survive. The fragments confirm the ancient estimate of him as a "consummate poet" but indicate that he was a "sturdier character" than the indulgent love poet he was assumed to be by various ancient commentators. No reliable, biographical details have been recorded. One ancient account linked him romantically with a flute girl who subsequently gave her name, Nanno, to one of his two books; the Byzantine encyclopaedia Suda provides a good example of the biographical uncertainties.

Mimnermus, son of Ligyrtyades, from Colophon or Smyrna or Astypalaea, an elegiac poet. He flourished in the 37th Olympiad and so is earlier than the seven sages, although some say that he was their contemporary, he was called Ligyaistades because of his harmonious clarity. He wrote... books. The gap indicates a corruption in the text and the original wording testified to two books, though the only source we have for this number was the grammarian Pomponius Porphyrion; the Suda's mention of Astypalaea, an island in the southern Aegean, as a possible candidate for the poet's home town is mere fantasy. Smyrna seems to be the most candidate; the nickname Ligyaistades was taken by the Suda from an elegy addressed to Mimnermus by one of the seven sages—the Athenian lawgiver and elegiac poet, Solon. Solon admired the skills of the older poet, whom he addressed as Ligyaistades, yet he objected to his hedonism and singled out this couplet for criticism: αἲ γὰρ ἄτερ νούσων τε καὶ ἀργαλέων μελεδωνέων ἑξηκονταέτη μοῖρα κίχοι θανάτου.

Would that my fated death might come at sixty, unattended by sickness and grievous cares. Solon thought. Plutarch was another ancient author critical of the poet's self-indulgence, dismissing one poem as "the utterances of intemperate people." Mimnermus however was not timid in his hedonism, as indicated by a couplet attributed to him in the Palatine Anthology, an exhortation to others to live intemperately: "Enjoy yourself. Some of the harsh citizens will speak ill of you, some better.". However, the same lines have been attributed to Theognis. A robust side to his personality is shown by his versatility as a poet. Archaic elegy was used for patriotic purposes, to screw courage to the sticking place in times of war and to celebrate national achievements, there is ample evidence that Mimnermus assumed this role as a poet. A quote recorded by the geographer Strabo represents the earliest surviving account of the Ionian migration, celebrating the settlement of Colophon and Smyrna from Pylos, while another quote, recorded by Stobaeus, describes the heroic exploits of a Greek warrior against the cavalry of the Lydian king, early in the 7th century—Mimnermus evidently hoped thereby to strengthen his countrymen's resolve against further Lydian encroachments.

The name "Mimnermus" might have been chosen by his parents to commemorate a famous Smyrnean victory against Gyges near the Hermus river. He was alive when Smyrna was besieged for the final time by the Lydians under Alyattes and he died with the town; the disappearance of Smyrna for the next three hundred years might be the reason why Colophon was able to claim the poet as one of its own, yet Smyrna's own claim persisted and this suggests that its claim had the advantage of being true. Smyrna lay near Mount Sipylos, one of whose rocky outcrops was traditionally imagined to be the tragic figure Niobe. Like other archaic poets, Mimnermus adapted myths to his own artistic needs and Aelian recorded that he attributed twenty children to Niobe, unlike Homer, for example, who attributed twelve to her. According to Sallustius, Mimnermus was just as creative in his poetical account of Ismene, representing her as being killed by Tydeus at the command of the goddess, Athena, in the act of making love to Theoclymenus—an original account, soon accepted by an international audience, being represented on an early Corinthian amphora.

Imaginative accounts of the sun, voyaging at night from west to east in a golden bed, of Jason the Argonaut voyaging to "Aeetes' city, where the rays of the swift Sun lie in a golden storeroom at the edge of Oceanus", survive in brief quotes by ancient authors. According to Strabo, Smyrna was named after an Amazon and, according to a manuscript on proverbs, Mimnermus once composed on the theme of the proverb "A lame man makes the best lover", illustrating the Amazonian practice of maiming their men. Unlike epic and lyric verse, which were accompanied by stringed instruments, elegy was accompanied by a wind instrument and its performance therefore required at least two people—one to sing and one to play. Ancient accounts associate Mimnermus with a female aulos player and one makes him her lover. Another ancient source indicates that Mimnermus was a pederast, consistent with conventional sex

St Aloysius Convent girls dormitory, Toodyay

St Aloysius Convent of Mercy classrooms and girls dormitory is located on Stirling Terrace in Toodyay, Western Australia. This building is a part of the complex the Sisters of Mercy built to provide accommodation and a school. William Thomas Clark built the single storey building, tendering £4,444 for the job in 1928. Mr. Edgar Le B. Henderson of Perth was the architect, it was strong enough to carry another storey if required. Patrick Clune, Lord Archbishop of Perth, opened the building on 12 May 1929; as well as providing accommodation for the girl boarders along with a night study area and rooms for the sisters in charge, the premises were used annually for the Convent Ball. The building is constructed of red brick and red corrugated iron, has decorative cement render and timber framed windows

Link & Haire

Link & Haire was a prolific architectural firm in Montana, formally established on January 1, 1906. It designed a number of buildings. John Gustave Link was born in Bavaria on May 13, 1870, emigrating to the United States in 1887, he practiced architecture in Denver and St. Louis before relocating to Butte in 1896, he soon formed the partnership of Link & Donovan with William E. Donovan, dissolved in 1900, he formed Link & Carter, with Joseph T. Carter. In 1902 Link went to Billings, a city 228 miles east of Butte, where he established the firm's second office, leaving the Butte office under Carter's supervision. After Carter departed in 1905, Link had to find a new architect to manage the Butte office, he found his man in the form of a prominent Helena architect. The two men formally established their partnership on January 1, 1906, with Link in Billings and Haire in Butte. Upon Haire's death in 1925, his place was taken by Thomas. Link departed soon after, relocating to Spokane, where he established Link & Rasque with George M. Rasque.

He returned to Billings in 1926, his firm became J. G. Link, Inc. In 1935 Link's son John G. Link, Jr. was admitted to the firm. He retired in 1936, handing the firm over to his sons and Elmer F. Link. John G. Link, Sr. died in Billings in January 1954. Charles Sidney Haire was born in Hamilton County, Ohio on June 4, 1857, he attended Hughes High School in Cincinnati, graduating in 1876. It was in Ohio that he studied architecture, from 1879 to 1886, he worked as a draftsman for the Union Pacific Railroad at Pocatello and the Great Northern Railway in Butte relocating to Helena in 1893, where he established his own office. Haire practiced alone until he formed a partnership with J. G. Link in January 1906. Haire was elected to the American Institute of Architects in 1921, died February 3, 1925 in Olympia, while en route to Montana from California. At the time of his death, his last completed work, the Montana Life Insurance Building at Helena, was regarded as his greatest. 1896 - Montana State Soldiers' Home, Veterans Dr, Columbia Falls, Montana 1899 - St. Mary of the Assumption R. C.

Church, Laurin Lp Rd, Montana 1901 - Detention Hospital and Clark County Hospital, 3404 Cooney Dr, Montana 1901 - First Unitarian Church, 325 N Park Ave, MontanaNow the Grandstreet Theatre 1901 - Parmly Billings Memorial Library, 2822 Montana Ave, Montana 1902 - Dillon City Library, 121 S Idaho St, Montana 1902 - Silver Bow County Poor Farm Hospital, 3040 Continental Dr, Montana 1902 - Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart, 1411 Leighton Blvd, Miles City, Montana 1903 - Carnegie Library, 35 N Bozeman Ave, Montana 1898 - Largey Flats, 405 W Broadway St, Montana 1899 - Mountain View M. E. Church, 301 N Montana St, Montana 1900 - Butte Miner Building, 69-71 W Broadway St, MontanaDemolished 1901 - Masonic Temple, 314 W Park St, Montana 1901 - Thornton Hotel, 65 E Broadway St, Montana 1902 - Billings City Hall, 2812 1st Ave N, MontanaDemolished 1902 - Kohrs Memorial Library, 501 Missouri Ave, Deer Lodge, Montana 1902 - Austin North House, 622 N 29th St, Montana 1903 - Montana Building, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, MissouriDemolished in 1904 1904 - Ignatius D. O'Donnell House, 105 Clark Ave, Montana 1905 - Stapleton Block, 104 N Broadway, Montana 1906 - St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Montana 1907 - Main Hall, Montana State Normal School, Montana 1908 - Adams Hotel, 1 Main St, Montana 1908 - Bank of Commerce Building, 158 N 9th Ave, Montana 1908 - Post Office Building, 14 N 7th St, Miles City, Montana 1908 - Terry Grade School, Towne Ave, Montana 1909 - Elks Building, 112 N Pattee St, Montana 1909 - Burr Fisher House, 712 S Willson Ave, Montana 1909 - Masonic Temple, North 28th Street and Third Avenue, Montana.

1909 - Masonic Temple, 120—136 E Broadway Ave, Montana 1910 - First National Bank Building, 519 Main St, Miles City, Montana 1910 - Holy Rosary Hospital, 310 N. Jordan Ave, Miles City, Montana 1910 - John M. Keith House, 1110 Gerald Ave, Montana 1910 - Masonic Temple, 2806 3rd Ave N, Montana 1912 - Cell Block No. 1, Montana State Prison, 925 Main St, Deer Lodge, Montana 1912 - Granite County Courthouse, 220 N Sansome St, Montana 1913 - Carnegie Library, 314 McLeod St, Big Timber, Montana 1913 - Rosebud County Courthouse, 1250 Main St, Montana 1914 - Montana Power Building, 113-115 Broadway, Montana 1916 - Fallon County Jail, 723 S Main St, Montana 1916 - John C. Huntoon House, 722 W Water St, Montana 1916 - Rundle Building, 208 5th St S, Montana 1916 - St. Leo's R. C. Church, 124 W Broadway, Montana 1919 - Algeria Shrine Temple, 340 Neill Ave, Montana 1921 - Mausoleum at the Mountview cemetery, Montana. 1923 - Montana Life Insurance Building, 404 Fuller Ave, Montana 1923 - Sundance School, 108 N 4th St, Wyoming 1924 - Renovations to Lake Hotel, Yellowstone National Park.

1924 - Machine Shop and Storage Garage, Yellowstone National Park, Montana 1926 - Benton County Courthouse, 620 Market St, Washington 1927 - Richland County Courthouse, 201 W Main St, Montana 1931 - Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Oregon 1932 - Administration Building, Montana State Prison, 925 Main St, Deer Lodge, Montana 1935 - Industrial Building, Montana State Prison, 925 Main St, Deer Lodge, Montan