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Topography of ancient Rome

The topography of ancient Rome is a multidisciplinary field of study that draws on archaeology, epigraphy and philology. The classic English-language work of scholarship is A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, written by Samuel Ball Platner and published after his death by Thomas Ashby. New finds and interpretations have rendered many of Platner and Ashby's conclusions unreliable, but when used with other sources the work still offers insights and complementary information. In 1992, Lawrence Richardson published A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, which builds on Platner and Ashby; the six-volume, multilingual Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae is the major modern work in the field. Ancient Roman topography as a systematic field of study began with the Italian Renaissance; the humanists express both a sense of rupture from the classical past brought about by the "Dark Ages" and a desire to rediscover antiquity. The renewed interest in classical texts, facilitated by the new technology of the printing press, was paralleled by inquiry into the physical monuments of ancient Rome, coinciding with a contemporary building boom in the city.

Among the early topographers of ancient Rome were the 15th-century humanists Poggio Bracciolini and Flavio Biondo. Poggio's De varietate fortunae was a nostalgic and moralizing evocation of a lost Rome of triumphs and grand monuments, but it contained detailed descriptions of temples, arches and other landmarks as artifacts subject to intellectual inquiry, in contrast to medieval mirabilia literature. Poggio researched ancient texts such as Frontinus's work On the Water Supply of the City of Rome and examined inscriptions, compiling a volume of epigraphy from ancient monuments: "Through such diligence, Poggio pioneered the way to reconstruct in accurate terms the topographical reality of the ancient city."Biondo, like Poggio an Apostolic Secretary, produced a series of volumes surveying the topography of the ancient city as well as Roman Italy: Roma instaurata, Italia illustrata, Roma triumphans. In these works, Biondo took an antiquarian or archaeological approach, as distinguished from his historical writing in the Decades which influenced Gibbon.

He organized his material by topic, not only described and identified gates, baths and other monuments, but explained their function and purpose. Among his literary and documentary sources were Livy's history of Rome, the letters of Pliny, Varro's De lingua latina, the regionary catalogues, the newly discovered manuscripts of Tacitus and Frontinus. Although Renaissance researchers did not engage in archaeological digs, the archaeological and topographical perspective was fundamental to humanism, they were alert to finds of antiquities. Biondo, for instance, was able to locate the atrium of the Theater of Pompey after a Roman lawyer, having his wine cellar enlarged found a massive block of dressed stone inscribed with cubit-high letters reading Genius theatri Pompeiani. Biondo's methodology and use of textual sources influenced the archaeological and topographical study of ancient Rome among his fellow humanists for the next 80 years. Among these were Pomponius Leto, who edited the Notitia regionum Urbis based in part on his experience as a tour guide.

The successor to Biondo's work was the seven-volume Antiquae Romae topographia of Bartolomeo Marliani, first published in May 1534, but riddled with typographical errors. Bartolomeo credited the collaboration of various scholars; the work was republished in a corrected, augmented second edition in 1544, as Urbis Romae topographia and rededicated, this time to Francis I of France. It was this second edition, reprinted, complete and in epitomes, translated into the modern languages of Europe, but the first edition was the basis for an edition published the same year at Lyon, revised and augmented by François Rabelais and dedicated to Jean du Bellay, with whom Rabelais had been staying in Rome in March through April 1534, just before Marliani's Topographia appeared. A category of articles that deal with this subject may be found at Category:Topography of the ancient city of Rome. 14 regions of Augustan Rome Vicus Forum Imperial fora Architecture of ancient Rome Forma Urbis Romae Roman temple Seven hills of RomeLists: List of ancient monuments in Rome List of aqueducts in the city of Rome List of obelisks in Rome List of parks and gardens in Rome Aicher, Peter J. 2004.

Rome Alive: A Source-Guide to the Ancient City. 2 vols. Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci. Ammerman, Albert. 1990. "On the Origins of the Roman Forum." American Journal of Archaeology 94:627–645. Ball, Larry F. 2003. The Domus Aurea and the Roman Architectural Revolution. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. Boatwright, Mary T. 1987. Hadrian and the City of Rome. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. Claridge, Amanda. 1998. Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide to Rome. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Haselberger and John Humphrey, eds. 2006. Imaging Ancient Rome: Documentation, Imagination. Proceedings of the Third Williams Symposium on Classical Architecture, May 20–23, 2004, supp. 61. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology. Kantor-Kazovsky, Lola. 2006. Piranesi as Interpreter of Roman Architecture and the Origins of his Intellectual World. Florence: L. S. Olschki. Purcell, Nicholas. 1987. "Tomb and Suburb." In Römische gräberstrassen: Selbstd

Clover Music

Clover Music is an American record label imprint founded by American recording artist JoJo. Clover Music albums are distributed by a division of the Warner Music Group. Warner Records took over distribution from Interscope Records in September 2018 following Aaron Bay-Schuck's departure from the label as President of A&R and his new appointment as co-chairman and CEO of Warner Records; the label will distribute all of JoJo's future recordings. As a gift to fans, due to JoJo not owning the masters of her first two albums, Clover Music released re-recorded versions of JoJo's debut album JoJo and its follow The High Road on December 21, 2018, for both digital download and music streaming. Following an exhaustive multi-year battle with her former record label Blackground Records and its imprint DaFamily Entertainment, JoJo was released from her original recording contract in December 2013 and signed her new record deal that same month with Atlantic Records. Senior Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records at the time, Aaron Bay-Schuck orchestrated the deal and was instrumental to JoJo's signing with the record label.

JoJo began working on her third studio album for the label which would become Mad Love. However on November 9, 2014 it was announced that Schuck would be leaving his position at Atlantic and was appointed the new President of A&R for Interscope Geffen A&M Records thus leaving JoJo without an A&R at the label, prolonging the albums development. Two years after her signing to Atlantic, JoJo released her third studio album Mad Love. on October 14, 2016. It served; the album achieved a moderate success with little to no commercial promotion it still managed to debut within the top 10 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart at number 6 selling 25,000 album-equivalent units, of which 19,000 were traditional album sales, However the album fell off the chart in its third week of release. JoJo supported the album by embarking on the Mad Love. World Tour for four months that begun on January 15, 2017 and concluded on May 26 2017, thus fulfilling her contractual obligations with the album cycle; the tours conclusion left JoJo craving more control over her career after being halted from releasing music for so many years.

On July 27, 2017 during an interview with Dawn Richard on her JonLee Drive radio show JoJo states "This album was not indicative of my freedom, this album was necessary for me to give my fans something, it was my first label album I've put out in ten years... this was still me considering I think a bit too much of what other people wanted from me and i think once I turned 25 I felt a lot more sexier and confident". In the interview JoJo mentioned she had begun work on her new album and hinted exciting news that would be mentioned off air. On August 18, 2017, JoJo announced that she had left Atlantic Records and had reunited with Aaron Bay-Schuck by launching her own record label imprint Clover Music through a joint venture with Interscope Records. In an official press release, JoJo states, "I'm reunited with Aaron Bay-Schuck, my original A&R at Atlantic, instrumental in signing me there. One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family, it was a decision I struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill my ultimate goal, ownership".

On October 3, 2017, just over a month following the announcement it was reported that Bay-Schuck would be leaving his post as President of A&R at Interscope Records and would be appointed the new Co-Chairman and CEO of Warner Records. Bay-Schuck waited out the remainder of his contract with that label until September 2018 before commencing at Warner, with his move Clover Music was re-homed and will now be housed and distributed through Warner Records. On December 19, 2018, JoJo teased the imminent release of new music through a phone call with her manager. Two days on December 21, 2018, JoJo surprised fans with the re-release of her debut album JoJo, her sophomore album The High Road and singles "Demonstrate" and "Disaster"; the new 2018 editions include re-recorded vocals and new arrangements. The decision to re-record the albums came from Blackground Records' removal of both of JoJo's albums from all streaming and digital selling platforms as Blackground owns the master licensing to the original recordings.

JoJo fought to get the original albums back online, but would never come to an agreement with the label. JoJo’s lawyer stated they’d reached the end of the statute of limitations on the re-record clause which gave her the rights to “cover” her own music; the next release is scheduled to be JoJo’s upcoming fourth studio album, good to know on May 1, 2020. Following the release of the album, JoJo expressed interest into signing new artists to the label. Born in Brattleboro, but raised in Keene, New Hampshire, Foxborough, Massachusetts, a irish state. JoJo's family background includes Irish heritage which has always carried significance in JoJo's life as she has a four-leaf Clover tattooed on her right ring finger; the label is aptly titled “Clover Music,” as JoJo’s track “Clovers” on her third album was notably all about her personal struggles with depression over her life, her inability to release her own music, all the time she missed out on in her career, along with her determination to stay positive, to get better.

JoJo sings "What makes me mad / All of the lost time / Only left here to realize / What makes me mad / Can't open up my eyes". In the song's chorus, JoJo talks about visualizing being "in a field of Clovers" and "running forward back to life" as a form of therapy and self-care, with the bridge and outro elaborating on these

Kuwait–United Arab Emirates relations

KuwaitUnited Arab Emirates relations are the relations between the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The UAE has an embassy in Kuwait City while Kuwait maintains an embassy in Abu Dhabi and a consulate-general in Dubai. Both countries are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab world, Middle East region and share close cultural ties. Following the invasion of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates condemned the Iraqi aggression, supported Kuwaiti independence and opened all of its airports for coalition use. Additionally and shipyards facilities in the UAE were made available for the deployment of coalition forces; the UAE Armed Forces participated in the coalition with an army battalion along with a squadron of Dassault Mirage 5 and Mirage 2000. 6 Emirati troops were killed in action

Mystical Adventures

Mystical Adventures is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1982. All songs by Jean-Luc Ponty unless otherwise noted. "Mystical Adventures Part I" – 3:29 "Mystical Adventures Part II" – 3:36 "Mystical Adventures Part III" – 7:29 "Mystical Adventures Part IV" – 0:47 "Mystical Adventures Part V" – 5:04 "Rhythms of Hope" – 4:02 "As" – 5:48 "Final Truth - Part I" – 4:54 "Final Truth - Part II" – 2:06 "Jig" – 3:56 Jean-Luc Ponty – acoustic & electric violins. Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures album review by Dave Connolly, credits & releases at AllMusic Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures album releases & credits at Discogs Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures album credits & user reviews at ProgArchives.com Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures album to be listened as stream on Spotify

Taneti Maamau

Taneti Maamau is an I-Kiribati politician, the current President of Kiribati. He began his term on 11 March 2016, he was the single opposition candidate for the 2016 presidential election, where he was supported by the new coalition of the Tobwaan Kiribati Party. He received the support of the former president the predecessor of Anote Tong. Maamau was re-elected a member of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu in December 2015 in Onotoa, his hometown, he was the Finance Minister under President Tito. He was installed as the Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific on 3 August 2018. Politics of Kiribati Cabinet of Kiribati List of foreign ministers in 2017 List of current foreign ministers

Svaneti Range

Svaneti Range is an 85 km long sub-mountain range of the Greater Caucasus, in the Svaneti region of Georgia, located south of the main Caucasus ridge in a west–east direction. The Svaneti Range runs along the border between the regions of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti in the north of Georgia, it forms the watershed between the Tskhenistsqali. The right Tskhenistsqali tributary Cheledula separates the mountains from the further south Egrissi Mountains; the Svanetic Mountains reach a maximum altitude of 4009 m in the Laila. The ridge is glacier. Svaneti Range is composed of sedimentary and of metamorphic rocks. On the slopes grow subalpine and alpine vegetation; the slopes of the Svaneti Range at lower elevations are covered with forests of beech and fir