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Saeculum

A saeculum is a length of time equal to the potential lifetime of a person or, equivalently, of the complete renewal of a human population. The term was first used by the Etruscans, it meant the period of time from the moment that something happened until the point in time that all people who had lived at the first moment had died. At that point a new saeculum would start. According to legend, the gods had allotted a certain number of saecula to every people or civilization. By the 2nd century BC, Roman historians were using the saeculum to periodise their chronicles and track wars. At the time of the reign of emperor Augustus, the Romans decided. In 17 BC, Caesar Augustus organised Ludi saeculares for the first time to celebrate the "fifth saeculum of Rome". Emperors like Claudius and Septimius Severus have celebrated the passing of saecula with games at irregular intervals. In 248, Philip the Arab combined Ludi saeculares with the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome; the new millennium that Rome entered was called the saeculum novum, a term that got a metaphysical connotation in Christianity, referring to the worldly age.

A saeculum is not used for a fixed amount of time. It can be divided into four "seasons" of 22 years each. Aeon, comparable Greek concept Century Generation In saecula saeculorum New world order Social cycle theory Strauss-Howe generational theory Saeculum obscurum

Surprise Creek Falls

The Surprise Creek Falls, a segmented waterfall on the Surprise Creek, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia. The Surprise Creek Falls are situated in the Barron Gorge National Park, north-east of Cairns and descend from the Atherton Tableland into the Baron Gorge below; the falls are located near cascade 243 metres into the gorge. List of waterfalls of Queensland "Barron Gorge National Park". Department of National Parks, Recreation and Racing. Government of Queensland. 8 October 2013

Dimos Moutsis

Dimos Moutsis is a Greek singer-songwriter and composer. Moutsis was born in Piraeus, he was a student of the violin at the Athens Conservatoire from the age of seven and graduated at the age of twenty one as a prize-winning soloist. During the late 1960s, he met poet and lyricist Nikos Gatsos and fellow composer Manos Hatzidakis at a cafeteria, a well-known haunt for musicians and artists. In 1967, Gatsos began to provide Moutsis with poetry he had written, thus allowing Moutsis to write his first songs; the first song Moutsis wrote was'Βρέχει ο Θεός', a piece he had composed the music for and for which Gatsos provided lyrics. The singer Stamatis Kokotas was the first to record this song. Over the next few years, he continued to write songs with Gatsos which were recorded by well-known artists of the time such as Vicky Moscholiou and Grigoris Bithikotsis, as well as with newcomers such as Manolis Mitsias and Dimitra Galani. In 1970, Moutsis orchestrated and produced the music for album'Επιστροφή', with songs by Hatzidakis and Gatsos.

During the same period, Moutsis worked with other lyricists such as Lefteris Papadopoulos. Dimos Moutsis at AllMusic