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Peleus

In Greek mythology, Peleus was a hero, king of Phthia and the father of Achilles. His myth was known to the hearers of Homer in the late 8th century BC. Peleus was the son of Aeacus, king of the island of Aegina, Endeïs, the oread of Mount Pelion in Thessaly, he married the sea-nymph Thetis with. Peleus and his brother Telamon were friends of Heracles, served in Heracles' expedition against the Amazons, his war against King Laomedon, his quest for the Golden Fleece alongside Jason and the Argonauts. Though there were no further kings in Aegina, the kings of Epirus claimed descent from Peleus in the historic period. Peleus and his brother Telamon killed their half-brother Phokos in a hunting accident and in an unthinking moment, fled Aegina to escape punishment. In Phthia, Peleus was purified by the city's ruler and married the latter's daughter, Antigone, by whom he had a daughter, Polydora. Eurytion received the barest mention among the Argonauts "yet not together, nor from one place, for they dwelt far apart and distant from Aigina.

Peleus was purified of the murder of Eurytion in Iolcus by Acastus. Acastus' wife, fell in love with Peleus and after he scorned her, she sent a messenger to Antigone to tell her that Peleus was to marry Acastus' daughter; as a result, Antigone hanged herself. Astydameia told Acastus that Peleus had tried to rape her. Acastus took Peleus on a hunting trip atop Mount Pelion and once Peleus fell asleep, Acastus hid his sword away and abandoned him on the mountainside. Peleus woke up and as a group of centaurs was about to attack him, the wise centaur Chiron, or, according to another source, returned his sword to him and Peleus managed to escape, he pillaged Iolcus and dismembered Astydameia marched his army between the rended limbs. Acastus and Astydamia were dead and the kingdom fell to Jason's son, Thessalus. After Antigone's death, Peleus married the sea-nymph Thetis, he was able to win her with the aid of Proteus, who told Peleus how to overcome Thetis' ability to change her form. Their wedding feast was attended by many of the Olympian gods.

As a wedding present, Poseidon gave Peleus two immortal horses: Xanthus. During the feast, Eris, in revenge for not being invited, produced the Apple of Discord, which started the quarrel that led to the Judgement of Paris and the Trojan War; the marriage of Peleus and Thetis produced seven sons. The only surviving son was Achilles. Thetis attempted to render her son Achilles invulnerable. In the well-known version, she dipped him in the River Styx, holding him by one heel, which remained vulnerable. In an early and less popular version of the story, Thetis anointed the boy in ambrosia and put him on top of a fire to burn away the mortal parts of his body, she was interrupted by Peleus and she abandoned both father and son in a rage, leaving his heel vulnerable. A nearly identical story is told by Plutarch, in his On Isis and Osiris, of the goddess Isis burning away the mortality of Prince Maneros of Byblos, son of Queen Astarte, being interrupted before completing the process. On in life, Achilles is killed by Paris when he is shot in his vulnerable spot, the heel.

This is. Peleus gave Achilles to the centaur Chiron. In the Iliad, Achilles uses Peleus' immortal horses and wields his father's spear. Though the tomb of Aeacus remained in a shrine enclosure in the most conspicuous part of the port city, a quadrangular enclosure of white marble sculpted with bas-reliefs, in the form in which Pausanias saw it, with the tumulus of Phocus nearby, there was no temenos of Peleus at Aegina. Two versions of Peleus' fate account for this. In antiquity, according to a fragment of Callimachus' lost Aitia, there was a tomb of Peleus in Ikos, an island of the northern Sporades, and there was his tomb, according to a poem in the Greek Anthology. The only other reference to veneration of Peleus comes from the Christian Clement of Alexandria, in his polemical Exhortation to the Greeks. Clement attributes his source to a "collection of marvels" by a certain "Monimos" of whom nothing is known, claims, in pursuit of his thesis that daimon-worshipers become as cruel as their gods, that in "Pella of Thessaly human sacrifice is offered to Peleus and Cheiron, the victim being an Achaean".

Of this, the continuing association of Peleus and Chiron is the most dependable detail. A Peleus by Sophocles is lost, he appears as a character in Euripides' tragedy Andromache. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheke I, ix, 16 and III, ix,2 and xii, 6- xiii,7. Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica IV,805- 879 Ovid, Metamorphoses VIII, 299-381. Homer, Iliad XVIII, 78-87.

Battle of Samothrace (1698)

The Battle of Samothrace was an inconclusive battle which took place on 20 September 1698 near the island of Samothrace, during the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War. It was fought between Venice on one side, the Ottoman Empire with its Tripolitanian and Tunisian vassals on the other. Venetian casualties were 299 622 wounded. Although it resulted in a stalemate, the Battle of Samothrace is notable as being the last significant battle of the Great Turkish War. Rizzo d'Oro - Damaged Amazzone Guerriera Aquila Valiera c.70 San Lorenzo Giustinian c.70 16 other ships 25 Ottoman ships 8 Tripolitanian and Tunisian vessels 4 Egyptian vessels Anderson, R. C.. Naval Wars in the Levant 1559–1853. Princeton: Princeton University Press

Laffit Pincay Jr. Award

The Laffit Pincay Jr. Award is an honor given annually since 2004 by Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California to someone who has served the horse racing industry with integrity, dedication and distinction. Named for retired U. S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. the award, designed by American sculptor Nina Kaiser, is presented on Hollywood Gold Cup Day, a racecard that features the premier race Pincay won a record nine times. When Hollywood Park closed the award was moved to Del Mar Racetrack in 2014. 2017: Mike E. Smith Hall of Fame Jockey 2016: Chris McCarron Hall of Fame Jockey 2015: Victor Espinoza Hall of Fame Jockey 2014: Art Sherman Thoroughbred Horse Trainer 2013: Eddie Delahoussaye Hall of Fame Jockey 2012: John Harris 2011: Jerry & Ann Moss, longtime owners, own Zenyatta 2010: Oak Tree Racing Association 2009: Merlin Volzke, jockey 2008: Pete Pedersen, longtime California race steward 2007: Ellwood W. "Bud" Johnston — Director and president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association for 25 years.

He is the owner of Old English Rancho, breeders of more than 200 stakes winners and the leading North American breeder in 1971 and 1972 2006: Mel and Warren Stute — Brothers who are longtime Thoroughbred horse trainers 2005: Noble Threewitt — Thoroughbred trainer and humanitarian who trained for 75 years and who at age 95 became the oldest trainer to win a race in North America. 2004: Bob Benoit — Employee and executive with Hollywood Park Racetrack for more than fifty years