Perseus of Macedon

Perseus was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great. He has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC. Perseus was the son of king Philip V of Macedon and a concubine Polycratia of Argos, he therefore feared that the throne might pass on his legitimate younger brother Demetrius, not least due to interference from the Romans, who considered their former hostage Demetrius a true friend. Perseus thus staged a plot to make their father believe that his brother was a traitor, as a result Philip had Demetrius executed. In 179 BC Philip V of Macedon died and Perseus took the throne. Although his role in killing Demetrius had not endeared him to the Romans, one of his first acts on becoming king was to renew the treaty with the Republic. Yet, Perseus' other actions troubled the Senate, his interference in the affairs of his neighbors, his ousting of the Roman ally Abrupolis from his territories in Thrace, his armed visit to Delphi, his avoidance of the Roman ambassadors to Macedonia, his dynastic marriages all gave the Romans cause for concern.

Soon Rome and Perseus went to war in the Third Macedonian War. Although Perseus had some initial success, the war ended with the King's surrender to the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paullus after his decisive defeat at the Battle of Pydna, his eventual imprisonment in Rome with his half-brother Philippus and son Alexander. Blaise Pascal mentions in his Pensées that Perseus was blamed for not committing suicide after his defeat at Pydna; the Antigonid kingdom was dissolved, replaced with four republics. Andriscus of Macedon broke off the Roman rule for about a year, but was defeated in 148 BC by the Romans. In 146 BC, following the quashing of a rebellion led by the last Macedonian king Andriscus, the four republics were dissolved, Macedon became the Roman province of Macedonia. In 178 BC, he had married the daughter of Seleucus IV from Syria. One son of Perseus and Laodice, Alexander was still a child when Perseus was conquered by the Romans, after the triumph of Aemilius Paullus in 167 BC, was kept in custody at Alba Fucens, together with his father.

He became a skillful metalworker, learned the Latin language, became a public notary. History of Macedonia Macedonian Wars Oliver D. Hoover, Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. Part I: Macedon and Epeiros, Sixth to First Centuries BC, Lancaster/London, Classical Numismatic Group, 2016. Media related to Perseus of Macedon at Wikimedia Commons

The Earl of Essex (film)

The Earl of Essex is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Peter Paul Felner and starring Eugen Klöpfer, Fritz Kortner and Werner Krauss. It was loosely based on the 1761 play Der Graf von Essex by Peter von Stüven set in Elizabethan England and based in turn on the 1678 work Le Comte d'Essex by Thomas Corneille. Eugen Klöpfer - Graf Essex Fritz Kortner - Lord Nottingham Werner Krauss Friedrich Kühne - Cecil Eva May - Lady Rutland Erna Morena - Lady Nottingham Charles Puffy - Cuff Magnus Stifter - Lord Southampton Agnes Straub - Queen Elisabeth I Rosa Valetti Ferdinand von Alten - Raleigh Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael; the Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009; the Earl of Essex on IMDb

David Motta Soares

David Motta Soares is a Brazilian classical ballet dancer. He is a first soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet. Born in Cabo Frio, David Motta Soares began his dance studies at the Regina and Ofelia Corvello Ballet School in 2007. After the Youth America Grand Prix competition in New York, he was invited to attend the Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Middlebury, Connecticut in 2010. At the age of 12 he left Brazil for Moscow to enter the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Whilst a student, he performed in Harlequinade, Nacho Duato's «L’amorosso», danced the Grand Pas Classique. In 2014 David performed as Colas in La Fille mal gardée at the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre and participated in the Academy's tour to Milan and Rome. At his graduation concert he danced the pas de deux from Don Quixote, he was accepted in the Bolshoi Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. Within two years, with Vladimir Nikonov as mentor, he was given the leading roles in the ballets Gisele, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake as well as taking part in the Bolshoi contemporary productions.

David has participated in the Bolshoi Ballet tours to Europe, Asia and Australia. 2015 French Doll in The Nutcracker, Yuri Grigorovich's production2016 Piggy-Wiggy in Moidodyr, Yuri Smekalov's production Grand Pas and Bernard in Raymonda, Yuri Grigorovich's production Count Albrecht in Giselle, Yuri Grigorovich's production Juliet's Friend in Romeo and Juliet, Yuri Grigorovich's production Soloist in George Balanchine's Diamonds Leading dancer in George Balanchine's Emeralds The Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, choreography by Marius Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich's version Pechorin in A Hero of Our Time, choreography by Yuri Possokhov The Prince in The Nutcracker, Yuri Grigorovich's production2017 Principal Dancer in Etudes, Harold Lander's production Pechorin in A Hero of Our Time, choreography by Yuri Possokhov Antoine Mistral in Flames of Paris, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky with use of the original choreography by Vasily Vainonen The Evil Genius in Swan Lake, Yuri Grigorovich's production Torero in Carmen Suite, choreography by Alberto Alonso Grand Gala in Nureyev, choreography by Yuri Possokhov and directed by Kirill Serebrennikov2018 Frantz in Coppélia and new version by Sergei Vikharev Fisherman in The Pharaoh's Daughter, Pierre Lacotte's production Basilio in Don Quixote, Alexei Fadeyechev's production Moor in Petrushka, Edward Clug's production Two couples in Artifact suite, William Forsythe's production Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Alexei Ratmansky's production2019 Lord Wilson-Taor in The Pharaoh's Daughter, Pierre Lacotte's production Florizel, prince of Bohemia in The Winter's Tale, Christopher Wheeldon's production Ballet Dancer in The Bright Stream, Alexei Ratmansky's production Friend to Ferkhad in A Legend of Love, Yuri Grigorovich's production Leading Soloist of Parts III and IV, Soloist of Part I and IV in Symphony in C, George Balanchine's production Lover and Bim's friend in Gaîté Parisienne, Maurice Bejart's production Leading dancer in George Balanchine's Rubies 2017 Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Japan Antoine Mistral — debut2018 Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, China: Pas des esclaves Antoine Mistral Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Seoul Arts Center, Korea: The Evil Genius in Swan Lake Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Aspendos theatre, Turkey: Pas de deux from The Talisman Pas de deux from Coppelia2019 Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia: Leading dancer in Emeralds and Rubies, soloist in Diamonds Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, London, UK: The Evil Genius in Swan Lake Basilio in Don Quixote 2019 — as The Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, broadcast by Pathé Live from the Bolshoi Theater.

2014 — 2nd prize at the V International Yury Grigorovich Competition «Young Ballet of the World» in Sochi 2015 — 1st prize at the II All-Russia Young Dancer's Competition Russian Ballet