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Friedrich Solmsen

Friedrich W. Solmsen was a philologist and professor of classical studies, he published nearly 150 books, scholarly articles, reviews from the 1930s through the 1980s. Solmsen's work is characterized by a prevailing interest in the history of ideas, he was an influential scholar in the areas of Greek tragedy for his work on Aeschylus, the philosophy of the physical world and its relation to the soul the systems of Plato and Aristotle. Friedrich Solmsen, sometimes called "Fritz" by friends and intimates, was born and educated in Germany, he was among the "Graeca" of Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, the Graeca being a group of "young scholars" who met in his home during his last decade of life to read a Greek author with a view toward emending the text. In an essay fifty years Solmsen recalled those years and the legendary philologist in a biographical sketch that combines politico-historical perspective, sociology of academia, personal, sometimes wry observations. "I do not recall Wilamowitz laughing aloud," he mused in a footnoted aside.

"Nor did he grin." Solmsen was a student of Eduard Norden, Otto Regenbogen, Werner Jaeger, to the three of whom along with Wilamowitz he dedicated the first volume of his collected papers. He was one of the last people. Solmsen's dissertation on Aristotelian logic and rhetoric was published in 1928, he left Germany to escape Nazism in the mid-1930s, after a time in England came to the United States, where he taught at Olivet College in Michigan. He moved to Cornell University, where he served a term as chair of the classics department, he taught at Cornell for twenty-two years. Among his courses was "Foundations of Western Thought," which explored the history of philosophical and religious ideas from early Greece through the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In 1962, he was named Moses Slaughter Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1972 he won the Goodwin Award of Merit, presented by the American Philological Association for an outstanding contribution to classical scholarship, for his Oxford Classical Text edition of Hesiod's works, the Theogony and Days, Shield of Heracles.

Solmsen retired in 1974. In retirement, he lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, continued to publish, he gave occasional lectures at the University of North Carolina, conducted a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar, led readings in Pindar and Plotinus. The bulk of his library was donated to the university upon his death at the age of 84, he was survived by Lieselotte. Colleagues mourned him as "one of the last giants of the German tradition of classical humanism."The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin offers four one-year fellowships in his name for postdoctoral work on literary and historical studies of the Classical and Renaissance periods to 1700. The fellowship fund was established by a bequest from Lieselotte Solmsen. In his essay on Wilamowitz, Solmsen reflected on classical studies as a discipline and an intellectual pursuit within a broadly historical context. "The post-World-War-I generation for whom the value of the Classics had become a problem," he writes, "did not find an answer to their question what made ancient civilization significant and worth intensive study," adding that Wilamowitz "did not realize the need of justifying their study to a generation for whom the continuity of a tradition that reached back to the age of Goethe was weakened and whose outlook was still in the process of formation.

Omitted are most articles in German and notes. The articles are for the most part collected in his Kleine Schriften, 3 vols.. "Friedrich Solmsen, Professor, 84." New York Times, obituary. Kirkwood, G. M. "Foreword to the Paperback Edition." In Hesiod and Aeschylus by Friedrich Solmsen. Cornell University Press, 1995, pp. ix–xi. Solmsen, Friedrich. Kleine Schriften, 3 vols. Hildesheim 1968–1982. Solmsen, Friedrich. "Wilamowitz in His Last Ten Years." Greek and Byzantine Studies 20 89–122. Tabulae. Newsletter of the Department of Classics, University of North Carolina, pp. iii–iv. Ward, Leo R. My Fifty Years at Notre Dame, chapter 6. Friedrich Solmsen at the Database of Classical Scholars Georgia Mouroutsou, "Friedrich Solmsen: German and Anglo-Saxon Virtue," a tribute at Harmonia, A Forum for the Mediation of Dialogue in Ancient and Modern Academies Friedrich Solmsen at Find a Grave

William Alexander Smith (boxer)

William Alexander Smith was a South African bantamweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. He was reigning world champion between 1924 and 1928 after winning the gold medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight category, his family was from Aberdeen and Bedfordshire, England. Willie Smith's boxing career began in a Johannesburg orphanage; the South African had George Harris to thank for much of his success. Harris, who had become the first SA flyweight champion when he stopped Marcus Henning in Kimberley on 12 November 1909, found time twice a week to give boxing lessons to orphans in the St George's Home in Johannesburg. Among his pupils was 12-year-old Willie Smith, said to be the terror of the neighbourhood and a boy who hardly needed an excuse to get behind his fists. Harris taught him as much as he could, but did not convince Smith that there was much more to boxing than battering your opponent into submission. In 1920, trainer Johnny Watson went to St George's to watch a tournament.

He was ended up in the boy's corner, giving him advice. This was to be the start of a lifelong partnership. Smith won 32 amateur contests in a year. Watson taught him that defence and tactics were as important as a solid punch and turned the little slugger into a stylish boxer. In the trials for the 1924 Olympic Games, Smith came up against Harry Tyrell, who became the father of Springbok soccer goalkeeper Aubrey. Smith won through to represent South Africa in Paris, together with Roy Ingram, Ernie Eustace and Dick Beland. Smith became the youngest Olympic boxing champion, he made his professional debut on 25 June 1925 against SA bantamweight champion Scotty Frazer and they fought to an eight-round draw. In a return fight on 26 September, he defeated Frazer on a disqualification in the 13th round; the bout was billed as being for the SA bantamweight title, but it was not recognised by the Transvaal Boxing Board of Control. Smith went on to win 11 bouts in a row before meeting Baldock, his victory thrilled his countrymen and there were long queues when a film of the fight went on circuit some weeks later.

The youngster was taken to the United States and beaten by Dominick Petrone. After a stay of five months, a despondent Smith decided to return and in 1928 he defeated Young Johnny Brown, Sammy Tucker and Mickey Doyle and drew with Pierre Pothier. Early in 1929 he went to Australia, he lost in two fights against the heavier Fidel LaBarba and was knocked out by a welterweight, Jack Roberts. On his return, Smith defeated Dolf du Plessis on points over 15 rounds; the bout, held on 30 November 1929, was billed as being for the SA featherweight title, but this was never authenticated. Smith had two cracks at the Empire bantamweight title, losing to Dick Corbett in 1930 and to Johnny McGrory in December 1936, he made a determined effort to recapture his old form and outpointed Ernest Wohrer, an Austrian, beat Frenchman Maurice Holtzer. The Union Sporting Club brought out Freddie Miller, the former world featherweight champion, to face Smith. Smith was knocked in the sixth round. Only seven weeks in a meaningless return match, he was knocked out again, this time in the seventh round.

The curtain came down when he was beaten by McGrory. He finished with a record of 39–13–3. Having retired from boxing, Smith spent several years as salesman and commercial traveller before running the Richmond Hotel in Hamburg, near Roodepoort, on the West Rand, he became one of the best-known South African referees after World War 2. He handled some big fights featuring Johnny Ralph and Vic Toweel, including Toweel's world title bouts against Luis Romero and Jimmy Carruthers. Smith died of a heart attack in 1955, at the age of 51. Professional boxing record for William Alexander Smith from BoxRec Olympic profile

Washoe County School District

The Washoe County School District is a public school district providing public education to students in Washoe County, including the cities of Reno and Sparks, the unincorporated communities of Verdi, Incline Village, Gerlach. The Washoe County School District is the second largest school district in Nevada with 64,000 students enrolled in 96 schools. A board of seven elected trustees governs the Washoe County School District; the current president of the WCSD Board of Trustees is Katy Simon Holland. The trustees appoint a superintendent to lead the district in day-to-day operations. Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill leads the Washoe County School District.. The Superintendent, as Chief Executive Officer, oversees the day-to-day activities of the District. Dr. McNeill provides support to the School Board and the Washoe County School District by managing the Strategic Plan in accordance with established goals; the WCSD has 65 elementary schools, a special education school, 16 middle schools, 13 comprehensive high schools, Truckee Meadows Community College High School, Innovations High School and the Academy of Arts Careers and Technology.

In the WCSD, elementary schools include kindergarten through sixth grade, middle schools include seventh grade and eighth grade, high schools include ninth grade through twelfth grade. The WCSD is working to move sixth grade students to middle school and anticipates doing so as soon as three planned new middle schools are constructed. A student opened fire at a Washoe County School District school. Two students were critically injured, a teacher was fatally shot while trying to intervene with the student; the gunman committed suicide by shooting himself. Students from the school were evacuated and were placed at Sparks High School, where they held until they were picked up by their guardians. Http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/community/press-releases/2011-09-14/graduation-rate-improves-for-second-year-in-a-row http://washoecountyschools.org/community/office-of-superintendent/superintendent Washoe County School District http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/community/press-releases/2011-09-14/graduation-rate-improves-for-second-year-in-a-row

Tactical role-playing game

Tactical role-playing games are a genre of video game which incorporates elements of traditional role-playing video games with that of tactical games, emphasizing tactics rather than high-level strategy. The format of a tactical RPG video game is much like a traditional tabletop role-playing game in its appearance and rule structure. Early tabletop role-playing games are descended from skirmish wargames like Chainmail, which were concerned with combat; this subgenre of role-playing video games principally refers to games which incorporate elements from strategy video games as an alternative to traditional role-playing game systems. Like standard RPGs, the player controls a finite party and battles a similar number of enemies, and like other RPGs, death is temporary. But this genre incorporates strategic gameplay such as tactical movement on an isometric grid. Unlike traditional RPGs which are traditionally single-player, some tactical RPGs feature multiplayer play, such as Final Fantasy Tactics.

A distinct difference between tactical RPGs and traditional RPGs is the lack of exploration. In Final Fantasy Tactics, instead of exploration, there is an emphasis on battle strategy. Players are able to build and train characters to use in battle, utilizing different classes, including warriors and magic users, depending on the game. Characters gain experience points from battle and grow stronger, are awarded secondary experience points which can be used to advance in specific character classes. Battles have specific winning conditions, such as defeating all enemies or surviving a certain number of turns, that the player must accomplish before the next map will become available. In between battles, players can access their characters to equip them, change classes, train them, depending on the game. A number of early role-playing video games used a tactical form of combat, such as Tunnels of Doom and Ultima III: Exodus, as well as The Dragon and Princess and Bokosuka Wars, which introduced party-based, tiled combat to America and Japan, respectively.

Further, tactical RPGs are descendants of tabletop role-playing games and wargames, such as Dungeons & Dragons and Chainmail, which were tactical in their original form. Much of the development of tactical RPGs has diverged on each side of the Pacific, the term "tactical RPG" is sometimes reserved only for those titles that were created in Japan. One of the earliest Japanese RPGs, Koei's The Dragon and Princess, released NEC's PC-8001 home computer platform in 1982; this game can be considered a precursor to the tactical RPG genre. It used a combat system where, following a random encounter, the game transitioned to a separate, overhead battle screen, tactical turn-based combat ensued; that same year, in 1982, Tunnels of Doom used a similar combat system. During the 8-bit era, Bokosuka Wars, a computer game developed by Koji Sumii for the Sharp X1 in 1983 and ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System by ASCII in 1985, was responsible for laying the foundations for the tactical RPG genre, or "simulation RPG" genre as it is known in Japan, with its blend of role-playing and strategy game elements.

The game revolves around a king who must recruit soldiers and lead his army against overwhelming enemy forces, while each unit gains experience and levels up along the way. It is considered to be an early prototype real-time strategy game. Another notable early example of the genre was Kure Software Koubou's 1988 PC-8801 strategy RPG, Silver Ghost, cited by Camelot Software Planning's Hiroyuki Takahashi as inspiration for the Shining series of tactical RPGs. According to Takahashi, Silver Ghost was "a simulation action type of game where you had to direct and command multiple characters." Unlike tactical RPGs, Silver Ghost was not turn-based, but instead used real-time strategy and action role-playing game elements. It featured a point-and-click interface, to control the characters using a cursor. A similar game released by Kure Software Koubo that same year was First Queen, a unique hybrid between a real-time strategy, action RPG, strategy RPG. Like an RPG, the player can explore the world, purchase items, level up, like a strategy video game, it focuses on recruiting soldiers and fighting against large armies rather than small parties.

The game's "Gochyakyara" system let the player control one character at a time while the others are controlled by computer AI that follow the leader, where battles are large-scale with characters sometimes filling an entire screen. Master of Monsters, developed by SystemSoft and released in 1989 for the MSX2, added fantasy characters and magic attacks to the gameplay of the wartime combat Daisenryaku series, which had instead opted for tanks and other vehicles of real-world modern combat. Master of Monsters added experience bars for the character units, a concept which would be adapted and popularized by console-based series like Fire Emblem. Unlike many other early titles in the genre, Master of Monsters made its way to the west via a port to the Sega Genesis in 1991, albeit only in North America. However, the genre did not become prolific until Nintendo published the game that set the template for tactical wargame RPGs, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi. Developed by Intelligent Systems and released in Japan for the Nintendo Famicom in 1990, Fire Emblem would become an archetype for the whole genre, establishing gameplay elements that are still used in

Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei

Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police set in Berlin and since 1999 in the area of Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in 120 countries worldwide; the tasks of the Cobra 11 team consist in solving crimes and catching the perpetrators. Typical elements of the action genre are mixed, so that there are regular car crashes, shootouts and fistfights; these action scenes are elaborately produced in most cases, appropriately presented in a spectacular way. The high number of unrealistic scenes is a common criticism of the series. Johannes Brandrup as Detective Chief Inspector Frank Stolte Rainer Strecker as Detective Chief Inspector Ingo Fischer Erdogan Atalay as Detective Chief Superintendent Semir Gerkhan Almut Eggert as Police Chief Katharina Lamprecht Mark Keller as Detective Chief Inspector André Fux René Steinke as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Kranich Christian Oliver as Detective Inspector Jan Richter Gedeon Burkhard as Detective Chief Inspector Chris Ritter Tom Beck as Detective Chief Inspector Ben Jäger Vinzenz Kiefer as Detective Chief Inspector Alex Brandt Daniel Roesner as Detective Chief Inspector Paul Renner Pia Stutzenstein as Detective Inspector Vicky Reisinger Katja Woywood as Police Chief Kim Krüger Katrin Heß as Detective Sergeant Jenny Dorn Niels Kurvin as CSU Hartmud Freund Daniela Wutte as Secretary Susanne König Gottfried Vollmer as Officer III Dieter Bonrath Dietmar Huhn as Officer III Horst Herzberger Nino de Angelo as Himself Diana Amft as Natalie Bela B. as Joseph Tscherne Martin Brambach as Ronny Dubinski Michael Brandner as Klaus Renner Fernanda Brandão as Julia Henning Baum as Rainer Goltz Blerim Destani as Fero Berisha Julia Dietze as Lena Ercan Durmaz als Rumen Brujan Victor Ferin as Bolzow Eko Fresh as Himself Hans Peter Geerdes as H.

P. Baxxter / Scooter Jasmin Gerat as Laura Neiser Frank Giering as Frank Ziegler Stephan Grossmann as Oliver Wolff Dorka Gryllus as Nazan Wegener André Hennicke as Patrick Heinz Hoenig as Hans Gruber Charly Hübner as Frank Lukowitz Sebastian Hülk as Magnus Bischoff Christoph Maria Herbst as Marcus Krüger Peter Jordan as Dr. Martin Wenger Aleksandar Jovanovic as Ruben Frost Katy Karrenbauer as Patricia Braukmann Florence Kasumba as FBI Agent Karen Morris Thomas Kretschmann as Robert Michalke Gudrun Landgrebe as Marianne Breuer Dieter Landuris as Behler Erwin Leder as Django Manfred Lehmann als Goran Vladic Sven Martinek as Harald Kollmann Mišel Matičević as „Shark“ Lothar Matthäus as Himself Ralf Möller as Andri Vladic Antoine Monot, Jr. as Torsten Schrage Jochen Nickel as Norbert Wächter Jana Pallaske as Hanna Güdemann Thure Riefenstein as Dalhoff Ralf Richter as Frank Anneke Kim Sarnau as Marie Kovacz Martin Semmelrogge as Willi Schröder Yevgeni Sitokhin as Kovaci Jan Henrik Stahlberg as Gerd Decker Huub Stapel as Sander Kalvus Bernd Tauber as Paul Scholz Anatole Taubman as Van Bergen Simone Thomalla as Susanne Schneider Sophia Thomalla as Elena Kovic Christian Tramitz as Harald Flensmann Erdal Yildiz as Serdal Masaad Jean-Yves Berteloot as Dufourquet The opening titles of the first 158 episodes had the following preamble:Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn Ihr Tempo ist mörderisch Ihre Gegner: Autoschieber, Mörder und Erpresser Einsatz rund um die Uhr für die Männer von Cobra 11 Unsere Sicherheit ist ihr Job.

During Episodes 159-243, the preamble was:Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn Ihr Einsatz heißt: volles Tempo Ihre Gegner von heute: extrem schnell und gefährlich Verbrechen ohne Limit – Jeder Einsatz volles Risiko für die Männer von Cobra 11. Since Episode 244, the preamble has been:Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn. Ihre Gegner: extrem schnell und gefährlich. Verbrechen ohne Limit. Jeder Einsatz - volles Risiko für die Männer von Cobra 11. Since 2014, the preamble has been:Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn. Ihre Gegner: extrem schnell und gefährlich. (Their enemies: Extremely quick and