Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to the Dionysian mysteries; the mountain was favored by the Dorians. It is suggested that the name derives from parnassas, the possessive adjective of the Luwian word parna meaning house, or temple, so the name means the mountain of the house of the god. Parnassus is one of the largest mountainous regions of Mainland Greece and one of the highest Greek mountains, it spreads over three municipalities, namely of Boeotia and Phocis, where its largest part lies. Its altitude is 2,457 meters and its highest peak is Liakouras. To the Northeast it is connected to the south with Kirphe, its name is due to the homonymous hero of the Greek mythology, son of Cleopompus and Cleodora, who had built on the mountain a city, destroyed in the Deluge of Deukalion. Etymological analysis, shows a prehellenic origin of the name, relating it to the Pelasgians, it appears to be from the Anatolian language Luwian.

The mountain is delimited to the east by the valley of the Boeotian Kephissus and to the West by the valley of Amfissa. The geological particularity of Parnassus is its rich deposits of bauxite, which has led to their systematic mining since the end of the 1930s, resulting in ecological damage to part of the mountain. Mount Parnassus is named after the son of the nymph Kleodora and the man Kleopompus. A city, of which Parnassos was leader, was flooded by torrential rains; the citizens ran from following wolves' howling, up the mountain slope. There the survivors built another city, called it Lykoreia, which in Greek means "the howling of the wolves." While Orpheus was living with his mother and his eight beautiful aunts on Parnassus, he met Apollo, courting the laughing muse Thalia. Apollo became fond of Orpheus and gave him a little golden lyre, taught him to play it. Orpheus's mother taught him to make verses for singing; as the Oracle of Delphi was sacred to the god Apollo, so did the mountain itself become associated with Apollo.

According to some traditions, Parnassus was the site of the fountain Castalia and the home of the Muses. As the home of the Muses, Parnassus became known as the home of poetry and learning. Parnassus was the site of several unrelated minor events in Greek mythology. In some versions of the Greek flood myth, the ark of Deucalion comes to rest on the slopes of Parnassus; this is the version of the myth recounted in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Orestes spent his time in hiding on Mount Parnassus. Parnassus was sacred to the god Dionysus; the Corycian Cave, located on the slopes of Parnassus, was sacred to the Muses. In Book 19 of The Odyssey, Odysseus recounts a story of how he was gored in the thigh during a boar hunt on Mount Parnassus in his youth. Parnassus was the home of Pegasus, the winged horse of Bellerophon; this relation of the mountain to the Muses offered an instigation to its more recent "mystification", with the poetic-artistic trend of the 19th century called "Parnassism". The Parnassic movement was established in France in the decade 1866–1876 as a reaction to Romanticism with a return to some classicistic elements and belief in the doctrine "Art for the Art", first expressed by Theophile Gautier.

The periodical Modern Parnassus issued for the first time by Catul Mendes and Xavier Ricard contained direct references to Mt. Parnassus and its mythological feature as habitation of the Muses; the Parnassists, who did not exceed a group of twenty poets, exercised a strong influence on the cultural life of Paris due to their tenacity on perfection of rhyme and vocabulary. Parnassism influenced several French poets, but it exercised an influence on Modern Greek poets Kostis Palamas and Gryparis; the name of the mountain was given to a quarter of Paris on the left bank of the Seine, where artists and poets used to gather and recite their poems in public. Montparnasse is nowadays one of the most renowned quarters of the city and in its cemetery many personalities of the arts and culture are buried. Parnassus figures earlier in Jonathan Swift's The Battle of the Books as the site of an ideological war between the ancients and the moderns. In 1995, Roland S. Moore, a representative from the Prevention Research Center in the US, conducted a study in this region on how the advent of tourism enacted cultural change in the region.

The research centered around how the climate surrounding alcohol use had changed, as well as the structure of the household. Prior to the 1970s and the boom of Greek tourism, residents of Mount Parnassus consumed only beers and distilled spirits, then it was men drinking; as time went on, more and more liquors became common alongside female consumption. Since hospitality careers are more conducive for women and children, the familial structure of the patriarchal breadwinner fell out of popularity, replaced by a more democratic familial structure; the significant biodiversity, both in flora and in fauna, led the authorities to the establishment of the National Park of Parnassus in 1938, the year when the systematic mining of bauxite started. The Park comprises a landscape of 15,000 hectares spreading on the mountainous region between Delphi and Agoriani. Among the endemic flora spe

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Brackett Independent School District is a public school district based in Brackettville, Texas. The district's boundaries parallel that of Kinney County; the district operates Bracket High School. As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $165,975,000; the maintenance tax rate was $0.104 and the bond tax rate was $0.000 per $100 of appraised valuation. As of 2007, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office awards Brackett ISD money due to the colonias served by the district. In 2011, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. Thirty-five percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating. No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012. A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary, Academically Acceptable, Academically Unacceptable. Historical district TEA accountability ratings 2011: Recognized 2010: Recognized 2009: Recognized 2008: Academically Acceptable 2007: Academically Acceptable 2006: Academically Acceptable 2005: Academically Acceptable 2004: Recognized In the 2011-2012 school year, the district operated three schools.

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