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Philoctetes

Philoctetes, or Philocthetes, according to Greek mythology, was the son of Poeas, king of Meliboea in Thessaly, Demonassa. He was a Greek hero, famed as an archer, a participant in the Trojan War. Philoctetes was the subject of four different plays of ancient Greece, each written by one of the three major Greek tragedians. Of the four plays, Sophocles' Philoctetes is the only one that has survived. Sophocles' Philoctetes at Troy, Aeschylus' Philoctetes and Euripides' Philoctetes have all been lost, with the exception of some fragments. Philoctetes is mentioned in Homer's Iliad, Book 2, which describes his exile on the island of Lemnos, his being wounded by snake-bite, his eventual recall by the Greeks; the recall of Philoctetes is told in the lost epic Little Iliad, where his retrieval was accomplished by Diomedes. Philoctetes killed three men at Troy. Philoctetes was the son of King Poeas of the city of Meliboea in Thessaly. Heracles built his own funeral pyre. No one would light it for him in other versions his father Poeas.

This gained him the favor of the newly deified Heracles. Because of this, Philoctetes or Poeas was given poisoned arrows. Philoctetes was one of the many eligible Greeks who competed for the hand of Helen, the Spartan princess; as such, he was required to participate in the conflict to reclaim her for Menelaus in the Trojan War. Philoctetes was stranded on the island of Lemnos by the Greeks on the way to Troy. There are at least four separate tales about what happened to strand Philoctetes on his journey to Troy, but all indicate that he received a wound on his foot that festered and had a terrible smell. One version holds that Philoctetes was bitten by a snake that Hera sent to molest him as punishment for his or his father's service to Heracles. Another tradition says that the Greeks forced Philoctetes to show them where Heracles's ashes were deposited. Philoctetes would not break his oath by speech, so he went to the spot and placed his foot upon the site, he was injured in the foot that touched the soil over the ashes.

Yet another tradition has it that when the Achaeans, en route to Troy at the beginning of the war, came to the island of Tenedos, Achilles angered Apollo by killing King Tenes the god's son. When, in expiation, the Achaeans offered a sacrifice to Apollo, a snake came out from the altar and bit Philoctetes, it is said that Philoctetes received his terrible wound on the island of Chryse, when he unknowingly trespassed into the shrine of the nymph after whom the island was named. A modern interpretation of the cause of his wound is. Tips of arrows were poisoned with a combination of fermented viper venom, blood or plasma, feces. A scratch would result in death, sometimes drawn out. A person who survives would do so with a festering wound. Regardless of the cause of the wound, Philoctetes was exiled by the Greeks and was angry at the treatment he received from Odysseus, King of Ithaca, who had advised the Atreidae to strand him. Medôn took control of Philoctetes' men, Philoctetes himself remained on Lemnos, for ten years.

Helenus, the prophetic son of King Priam of Troy, was forced to reveal, under torture, that one of the conditions of the Greeks' winning the war was that they needed the bow and arrows of Heracles. Upon hearing this, Odysseus and a group of men rushed back to Lemnos to recover Heracles' weapons. Surprised to find the archer alive, the Greeks balked on. Odysseus tricked the weaponry away from Philoctetes, but Diomedes refused to take the weapons without the man. Heracles, who had become a god many years earlier, came down from Olympus and told Philoctetes to go and that he would be healed by the son of Asclepius and win great honor as a hero of the Achaean army. Once back in military company outside Troy, they employed either Machaon the surgeon or more Podalirius the physician, both sons of the immortal physician Asclepius, to heal his wound permanently. Philoctetes challenged and would have killed Paris, son of Priam, in single combat were it not for the debates over future Greek strategy. In one telling it was Philoctetes who killed Paris.

He shot four times: the first arrow went wide. Philoctetes sided with Neoptolemus about continuing to try to storm the city, they were the only two to think so because they had not had the war-weariness of the prior ten years. Afterward, Philoctetes was among those chosen to hide inside the Trojan Horse, during the sack of the city he killed many famed Trojans; the author of the Aristotelian Corpus writes that Philoctetes lived at the Macalla after he returned from the Trojan War, adds that the hero had deposited there in the temple of Apollo Halius the bow and arrows of Hercules, which had, been removed by the Crotoniats to the temple of Apollo in their own city. In addition, the author mention. According to Lycophron, at Macalla the inhabitants built a great shrine above his grave and glorify him as an everlasting god with libations and sa

A. K. Salim

Ahmad Khatab Salim or Ahmad Kharab Salim was an American jazz composer, arranger. Salim attended DuSable High School with Bennie Green, Dorothy Donegan and Gene Ammons and played alto saxophone in King Kolax's band from 1938 to 1939 before working with Jimmy Raschel and Tiny Bradshaw, he stopped playing after a jaw injury in 1943 and arranged music for the big bands of Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Lunceford, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie who recorded his composition "Normania" in 1949, recorded it again in 1952 as "Blee Blop Blues". Salim left music for a career in real estate from 1949 to 1956 but returned to write and arrange Latin jazz for Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Salim released three albums under his leadership on Savoy Records in the late 1950s and recorded a further album for Prestige Records in 1964. Flute Suite with Frank Wess and Herbie Mann Stable Mates split album with Yusef Lateef Pretty for the People Blues Suite Afro-Soul/Drum Orgy with Gene Ammons Jug Sessions With Count Basie Basie Jazz Basie in London Count Basie at Newport Basie at Birdland With Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman Dizzy Gillespie at Newport With Illinois Jacquet Groovin' with Jacquet With Machito Kenya With Herbie Mann Salute to the Flute Flute, Brass and Percussion With Phineas Newborn, Jr. Phineas Newborn, Jr.

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Old Queen's Head

The Old Queen's Head is a pub at 14 Pond Hill, South Yorkshire, England. It is a 15th-century timber framed the oldest surviving domestic building in Sheffield, it is now Grade II* listed. Although the Old Queens Head was built c. 1475, the earliest known written record of the building is in a 1582 inventory of the estate of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury that included the furnishings of this building, called "The hawle at the Poandes" or "Hall i' th' Ponds". As a part of the Earl's estate, the building may have been a banqueting hall for parties hunting wildfowl in the nearby ponds; these ponds, which formed in the area where the Porter Brook meets the River Sheaf, are now gone, but gave rise to the local names Pond Street, Pond Hill and Ponds Forge. By the beginning of the 19th century the building was being used as a house. In 1840 a pub called. Sometime after 1862 the pub expanded into the former Hall i' th' Ponds. Late in the 19th century and additions were made to the rear of the building.

The Queen in the pub's current name is to refer to Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Sheffield from 1570 to 1584. The building has been Grade II* listed since 1952, it was refurbished in 1993. It is now controlled by Thwaites Brewery. Listed buildings in Sheffield Harman, R. Pevsner City Guides. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. P. 152. ISBN 0-300-10585-1. Hunter, Joseph. "The Township of Sheffield". Hallamshire; the History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York. London: Lackington, Harding, Mayor & Jones. P. 193. Olive, Martin. "The Ponds". Central Sheffield. Images of England. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. Pp. 31, 50. ISBN 0-7524-0011-8. Pevsner, Nikolaus. Yorkshire the West Riding; the Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. Pp. 456–457. ISBN 0-14-071017-5. "The Old Queens Head". Thwaites Brewery. "Představuji vám The Old Queens Head". Jdeme do hospody. Velká Británie OnlineMagazin