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D.C.H. Rieu
Dominic Christopher Henry "D. C. H." Rieu (26 October 1916 – 29 April 2008) was a classical scholar and son of the classicist and publisher E. V. Rieu. After attending Highgate School, he studied English and Classics at Queen's College, Oxford. As part of the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1941, he was injured at Cheren
Cheren
in Eritrea, and subsequently awarded the Military Cross. Rieu served as headmaster of Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
in Canterbury
Canterbury
from 1955 until 1977. Rieu did a translation of the Acts of the Apostles in the Penguin Classics series and, with Dr Peter Jones, revised his father's translations of The Odyssey
The Odyssey
and the Iliad
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Bombay
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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Iliad
Setting: Troy
Troy
(modern Hisarlik, Turkey) Period: Bronze Age Traditional dating: c. 1194–1184 BC Modern dating: c
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Subud
Subud
Subud
(pronounced [ˈsʊbʊd]) is an international spiritual movement that began in Indonesia
Indonesia
in the 1920s, founded by Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo.[note 1] The basis of Subud
Subud
is a spiritual exercise commonly called the latihan kejiwaan, which was said by Muhammad Subuh to represent guidance from "the Power of God" or "the Great Life Force". He claimed that Subud
Subud
was not a new teaching or religion. He recommended that Subud
Subud
members practice a religion but left them to make their own choice of religion. Some members have converted to Islam
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Peter Jones (classicist)
Peter Vaughan Jones MBE (1942–) is a Cambridge graduate with a doctorate on Homer.[1] He is a former senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and co-founded with Jeannie Cohen the Friends of Classics charity.[2] He used to be a teacher but is now employed as a writer, journalist and broadcaster. He was the brother of the late David E. H. Jones Spokesman for the national Co-ordinating Committee for Classics, Jones penned the series QED and Eureka for the Daily Telegraph. These pieces were subsequently published as Learn Latin and Learn Ancient Greek by Duckworth, which has also accounted for his Classics in Translation (again from the Daily Telegraph) and Ancient and Modern (from his weekly column in The Spectator). Jones has collaborated for Cambridge on Reading Greek and Reading Latin. He has published a book called "Vote For Caesar" (2008) about how ancient civilisations have solved the problems of today
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Odysseus
Odysseus
Odysseus
(/oʊˈdɪsiəs, oʊˈdɪsjuːs/; Greek: Ὀδυσσεύς, Ὀδυσεύς [odysse͜ús]), also known by the Latin
Latin
variant Ulysses (US: /juːˈlɪsiːz/, UK: /ˈjuːlɪsiːz/; Latin: Ulyssēs, Ulixēs), is a legendary Greek king of Ithaca
Ithaca
and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus
Odysseus
also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in that same epic cycle. Son of Laërtes and Anticlea, husband of Penelope
Penelope
and father of Telemachus, Odysseus
Odysseus
is renowned for his intellectual brilliance, guile, and versatility (polytropos), and is thus known by the epithet Odysseus
Odysseus
the Cunning (mētis, or "cunning intelligence")
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Poseidon
Poseidon
Poseidon
(/pəˈsaɪdən, pɒ-, poʊ-/;[1] Greek: Ποσειδῶν, pronounced [pose͜edɔ́͜ɔn]) was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth. He was god of the Sea and other waters; of earthquakes; and of horses.[2] In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, he was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos
Pylos
and Thebes.[2] Poseidon
Poseidon
was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. In Homer's Iliad, Poseidon
Poseidon
supports the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War
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Canterbury
Canterbury
Canterbury
(/ˈkæntərbri/ ( listen), /-bəri/, or /-bɛri/)[3] is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. It lies on the River Stour. The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
is the primate of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
owing to the importance of St Augustine, who served as the apostle to the pagan Kingdom of Kent around the turn of the 7th century. The city's cathedral became a major focus of pilgrimage following the 1170 martyrdom of Thomas Becket, although it had already been a well-trodden pilgrim destination since the murder of St Alphege
Alphege
by the men of King Canute in 1012
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British India
The Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India
India
and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent. Collectively, they were called British India. In one form or another, they existed between 1612 and 1947, conventionally divided into three historical periods:During 1612–1757, the East India Company
East India Company
set up "factories" (trading posts) in several locations, mostly in coastal India, with the consent of the Mughal emperors
Mughal emperors
or local rulers. Its rivals were the merchant trading companies of Holland and France. By the mid-18th century, three "Presidency towns": Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta
Calcutta
had grown in size. During the period of Company rule in India, 1757–1858, the Company gradually acquired sovereignty over large parts of India, now called "Presidencies"
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Simon Langton Grammar School For Boys
Dr Matthew N. F. Baxter (Executive) Mr K.A. MoffatChair of Governors Jonathan SpencerLocation Langton Lane Nackington
Nackington
Road Canterbury Kent CT4 7AS  England 51°15′40″N 1°05′02″E / 51.261°N 1.084°E / 51.261; 1.084Coordinates: 51°15′40″N 1°05′02″E / 51.261°N 1.084°E / 51.261; 1.084Local authority KentDfE URN 118884 TablesOfsted ReportsStudents Approx
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Military Cross
The Military Cross
Military Cross
(MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and used to be awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries. The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces".[5] In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be awarded posthumously.[6]Contents1 History1.1 Description2 Notable awards 3 See also 4 Notes 5 Bibliograp
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Cheren
Keren (Ge'ez: ከረን Arabic: كرن‎ or كيرين), formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit,[1] is the second-largest city in Eritrea. It is situated around 91 kilometres (57 mi) northwest of Asmara at an elevation of 1,390 metres (4,560 ft) above sea-level. The town sprawls on a wide basin surrounded by granitic mountains on all sides. It serves as the capital of the Anseba region, and is home to the Bilen people.Contents1 History 2 Demographics 3 Climate 4 Attractions 5 Districts 6 Sister cities 7 References 8 Further readingHistory[edit] Keren grew around the Eritrean Railway to Asmara. The railway was later dismantled because of the war, although there are plans to rebuild it. It is an important commercial centre and was the scene of regular battles in both World War II and the Eritrean War of Independence
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Queen's College, Oxford
The Queen's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford, England. The college was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield (d'Eglesfield) in honour of Queen Philippa of Hainault (wife of King Edward III of England). The college is distinguished by its predominantly neoclassical architecture, which includes buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Christopher Wren
and Nicholas Hawksmoor. In 2015, the college had an endowment of £265 million,[2] making it the fifth wealthiest college (after St
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Highgate School
Maroon, Navy and Green               Affiliations HMC, IAPS, Eton GroupFormer pupils Old CholmeleiansWebsite www.highgateschool.org.uk Highgate
Highgate
School, formally Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate,[1] is a British coeducational independent school, founded in 1565 in Highgate, London, England. It educates over 1400 pupils in three sections – Highgate
Highgate
Pre-Preparatory School (ages 3–7), Highgate Junior School (ages 7–11) and the Senior School (11+) – which together comprise the Highgate
Highgate
Foundation
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E. V. Rieu
Emile Victor Rieu CBE
CBE
(10 February 1887[1] – 11 May 1972) was a British classicist, publisher, poet, and initiator and editor of the Penguin Classics
Penguin Classics
series of books.Contents1 Biography 2 Publishing and translating 3 Poetry and stories for children 4 Honours 5 Tribute 6 Notes 7 Further readingBiography[edit] Rieu was born in London,[1] youngest child of the Swiss Charles Pierre Henri Rieu (1820–1902), an Orientalist, and his wife Agnes, daughter of Julius Heinrich Hisgen of Utrecht. He was a scholar of St Paul's School and Balliol College, Oxford, gaining a first in Classical Honours Moderations in 1908. In 1914 he married Nelly Lewis, daughter of a Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire
businessman. They had two sons (one of them was D. C. H. Rieu) and two daughters
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