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Polymestor

In Greek mythology, Polymestor or Polymnestor was a King of Thrace. His wife was the eldest daughter of King Priam. Polymestor appears in Euripides' play Hecuba and in the Ovidian myth "Hecuba and Polydorus". Polymestor was a Greek king of Arcadia. During the Trojan War, King Priam was frightened for his youngest son Polydorus's safety since Polydorus could not fight for himself. Priam sent the child, along with gifts of jewelry and gold, to the court of King Polymestor to keep him away from the fighting. After Troy fell, Polymestor betrayed Priam and threw Polydorus into the ocean in order to keep the treasure for himself. Hecuba, Polydorus' mother, discovered the treachery, she asked Agamemnon to bring Polymestor to her. Agamemnon complied, another of Hecuba's children. Hecuba baits Polymestor by drawing him in with treasure. Hecuba has the other Trojan women kill Polymestor's sons, blinds Polymestor by scratching his eyes out. Polymestor is humiliated at having been made childless at the hands of slave women.

Polymestor is given a trial against Hecuba by Agamemnon. Polymestor claims to be working in the Greek's interest by killing Polydorus before he avenges his brothers and father. Hecuba refutes this claim by stating. Agamemnon declares Polymestor's actions to be murder. Agamemnon has his soldiers seize Polymestor; as he is being taken away, Polymestor reveals the deaths of Cassandra, the daughter of Hecuba and Agamemnon. Media related to Polymestor at Wikimedia Commons

Second Carrier Division

The Second Carrier Division was an aircraft carrier unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Air Fleet. At the beginning of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, the Second Carrier Division consisted of the fleet carriers Sōryū and Hiryū. Both carriers were sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942 and were replaced by Jun'yō and Ryūjō. Peattie, Mark R.. Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-664-X; the Maru Special series, "Ushio Shobō". Ships of the World series, "Kaijinsha"

Jonathan Oldbuck

Jonathan Oldbuck is the leading character in Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel The Antiquary. In accordance with Scottish custom he is addressed by the name of his house, Monkbarns, he is devoted to the study and collection of old coins and archaeological relics, has a marked tendency to misogyny due to disappointment in an early love affair. His characteristics have been traced back to several men known to Scott, to the author himself, an enthusiastic antiquary. Many critics have considered him one of Scott's finest creations. Jonathan Oldbuck is the laird of a country house on the north-east coast of Scotland. Returning from a trip to Edinburgh he falls in with a young Englishman calling himself Lovel, befriends him, spends time showing him the local historical sights, though Oldbuck’s antiquarian gullibility is comically exposed by an acquaintance, the beggar Edie Ochiltree. Oldbuck quarrels with an old friend, an antiquarian dilettante called Sir Arthur Wardour, but they are reconciled after Wardour narrowly escapes death by drowning.

He proposes that Lovel write a long historical poem to be called The Caledoniad, offers to write the scholarly notes to it. They are invited on a trip to the ruins of Saint Ruth's Priory, where the party discuss a treasure rumoured to be buried there; when another member of the party, the fraudulent German alchemist Herman Dousterswivel, succeeds in getting money from Wardour to finance a search for the treasure Oldbuck warns his friend against the charlatan. Without Dousterswivel's help Oldbuck and Wardour discover a hoard of silver ingots. Oldbuck begins to find his troubles multiplying. On the one hand his hot-headed young nephew Hector M'Intyre, shot by Lovel in a duel, is convalescing at Monkbarns and upsetting the smooth running of the household. Oldbuck attends his funeral, on a visit to the dead man’s father’s cottage encounters the Earl of Glenallan, awakening painful memories. We learn that Oldbuck had once loved a certain Eveline Neville, who had preferred to secretly marry Glenallan, but the marriage had ended with the wife’s suicide, the husband's nervous breakdown, the spiriting away of their only son.

Now, after many years, Glenallan wants to find this son, Oldbuck agrees to help him. He has to help to get the beggar Ochiltree, accused of an assault on Dousterswivel, freed from prison, to advise the hapless Wardour on how to handle his impending bankruptcy; the novel ends with a rumour of impending French invasion, which rouses Oldbuck and the whole town of Fairport to take up arms and if necessary fight for their country together. This false alarm is suppressed by the arrival of a famous cavalry officer, Major Neville, who proves to be not only Oldbuck's friend Lovel but Glenallan's son. So the Antiquary can return to his life of contented historical research. Oldbuck functions in the novel as a comic foil to the down-to-earth realist Ochiltree, the gothically tragic Glenallan, the absurdly self-important Wardour; the most obvious aspect of his character is an obsessive devotion to the pursuit of antiquarianism. He writes on castrametation, the science of ancient fortification, contributes papers on learned subjects to journals.

His devotion to his scholarship, his celibacy, make him a modern equivalent of the monks of St. Ruth’s Priory, as he recognises himself, but this enthusiasm can lead him into self-delusion, as with his supposed Roman camp, in fact built as a shelter by local peasants only twenty years before because his approach to the past is not that of a scientific historian, deducing hypotheses from solid evidence, but that of an antiquary, forming opinions first and justifying them with whatever evidence comes to hand afterwards. He has a legal training, believes in its usefulness in all matters of business, but in the early stages of the novel both his antiquarian and his legal skills tend to be in practice of little use to him, he is, like his author, a Stoic. His rejection by Eveline Neville has left him with an marked lack of regard for “womankind”, but has not embittered him to the extent of drying up all capacity for human sympathy, his futility as an agent in human affairs is only ended when he begins to feel for the troubles of others, to listen and observe rather than acting on preconceived theories.

As A. N. Wilson says, “Oldbuck’s stature as a man is measured by the depth of his sympathies, by his Christian charity”. Though Oldbuck is in politics a Whig and a supporter of the French Revolution, yet at the novel's end when the Revolution seems to be coming too close to home he finds himself to be a patriot ready to fight for his country; the writer W. S. Crockett considered Jonathan Oldbuck to be more based on real-life models than any other of Scott's characters, Edie Ochiltree alone excepted. Scott himself tells us that the character was loosely based on a friend of his father’s, one George Constable, a retired lawyer who lived at a country house called Wallace-Craigie, near Dundee. Scott first got to know him when only six years old, for the first time learned from Constable about Falstaff and other characters from Shakespeare. Scott’s biographer Hesketh Pearson attributes to this the fact that The Antiquary contains more quotations from and allusions to Shakespeare than any other of his novels.

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