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The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer. Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra. Volleyball rivals USC Upstate and Wofford will meet on a neutral court but not Spartans junior Madison Haake, second-team all-conference last season, was. Jane Gutzler, Betty Ann Kuhlman, Dorothy Haake, Keith Borchelt, Paul Harre, David . Deaths: Irene Gill, 79, Oakdale; Patrick Shea, Sr., 70 Sparta; Casmir The Nashville Hornets dominated the track meet held over the.
Ketchum, 66, Richview; Walter H. Bock, 88, Washington County. Confirmands at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton were: A tractor-trailer truck driver from Kentucky was killed when he was struck by a pick-up truck while standing beside his rig on Interstate 64 at milepost Spencer, 74, Elizabethtown, Ky.
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Ernest Shopinski Donna Mamell of Ashley, a son. Deb Auld joined Family Medical Center as a physician assistant. Over 40 people entered the first Easter Bonnet contest at the Oakdale Eggstravaganza, the twins Hazel Reichert and Helen Admire were judged to have the best bonnets. Washington County Water Co. Sean Markowski discovered an unmarked time capsule in the rubble of the old Nashville City Hall that contained items from Vernon; James Kelly Jr. Janet Berry and TSgt.
Regional Superintendent of Schools Keri Garrett hosted a panel discussion with local law enforcement agencies and district superintendents from Clinton, Marion, and Washington Counties, to discuss plans and procedures should a school emergency occur.
The Nashville Hornets dominated the track meet held over the weekend, gathering twice as many points as second place Pinckneyville. Despite Traitoro's advice that the messenger's guards are now needed to convey the actual message, Leonidas kicks them in as well, along with several other people he simply dislikes, such as Britney Spears Nicole ParkerRyan Seacrestand the American Idol ju dg es.
Resolving to face the PersiansLeonidas visits the prophets and gives them medicines such as Neutrogena as their price for their consultation. They advise him that he should consult the Oracle for any advice. The Oracle, Ugly Bettyreveals that Leonidas will die should he go to war.
After reaching a decision while spending the night with his wife, Leonidas meets the soldiers assembled for his departure to Thermopylaeand finds that only thirteen were accepted in the army due to stringent requirements.
Among them are Captain, his son Sonio, and a slightly unfit Spartan named Dilio. Once at the Hot Gates, they encounter a deformed Paris Hilton also played by Parkerwho tells Leonidas and the Captain about a secret goat path above the Hot Gates that Xerxes could use to outflank the Spartans.
When she asks to be made a Spartan soldier, Leonidas rejects her as unqualified due to her inability to use a spear correctly. Leonidas and his platoon soon face off with Xerxes' messenger and his Immortals, beating them in a dance contest before driving them off a cliff. Xerxes Ken Davitianimpressed, personally approaches Leonidas and attempts to bribe him with a trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino. Leonidas declines, and the Spartans face the Persian army in a " Yo Momma " fight, which the Spartans win, but Dilio has his eyes scratched out and wanders away.
In recent research suspicion regarding T's objectivity has joined or even superseded the admiration for the way he has constructed his narrative. There are, however, places in his work where he interrupts the narrative for a more reflective attitude. There he displays tensions between his different 'personae', ranging from omniscient author to methodical annalist, to mention a few.
Morrison chapter 10, pp. According to Morrison "speech-narrative interaction is dynamic" p. T's alternation of speech and narrative differs from Homer's or Herodotus', both in the differentiation of the nature of the speeches and the explicit separation between main narrative and speeches: Nearly all speeches in T follow a fixed pattern, scrutinized in various contexts by Morrison.
Another line of investigation Morrison suggests is the one that explores the different types of speech-narrative interaction, a more 'historical' approach to this kind of research. Rengakos devotes his study chapter 11, pp. Two features of T's work go back to epic and Herodotus, sc. As for T's use of direct speech, his programmatic chapter 1. Starting from the main features mentioned above Rengakos explores the structure of T's work as a whole, next the presentation of time anachronies, synchronicity, the problems connected with book 8'epic suspense', and finally narrative patterning integration of speech and narrative, juxtaposition, cross-references and anticipation.
Rengakos concludes that T, trained like Herodotus in the style of Homeric epics, does not follow Herodotus' more independent style, but more than his predecessor returns to the Homeric origin in his speeches. Stahl chapter 12, pp. Composition of Event Sequences in Thucydides'.
Two aspects of T stand out: T's talent in this respect already shows in his description of the causes for the war, the strife among Epidamnus, Corcyra, and Corinth and the problems between Poteidaia, Athens, and Perdikkas, combined with the underlying motive for the war, sc. Sparta's fear of Athens' growing power: T's mastery also shows in the description of a countermovement, ultimately leading to the Peace of Nicias.
Workings of human nature and chance as well as their interplay constitute the subject matter of history and, for that matter, its narrator as well as -- and this should constantly be remembered -- the practitioner of narratology. T cannot be blamed for all omissions, real or alleged, in his text: On the other hand, his jargon does not protect a narratologist against the occasional misreading of a passage that can lead to a false inference.
She, too, focuses on T's programmatic statement 1. T's work is a didactic one, but the student is required to interpret the text critically and involved: For this active student T serves as helper, as Kallet demonstrates with a number of examples, constantly stressing the problems a historian -- and, implicitly, the reader -- experiences while at work.
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Using the Peisistratids as example T demonstrates in book 6 how to draw inferences about the past "as he explicitly works through a problem of reconstruction, analysis, deduction and shows how to discriminate among types of evidence" p.
He shows, moreover, throughout his work how to distinguish between events as particular and concrete or general and abstract and the difference in impact of such occurrences as well as, in various circumstances, the use of techniques like comparison and contrast. Finally T teaches the reader some of the historian's tools, like conjecture and argumentation sc. Thucydidean Topography' is, in chapter 14 pp.
Topography and geography play a minor part in T's work, the more so compared with other works like Strabo's or Polybius'. Unlike especially the latter T does not speak out regarding geography or topography as objects of historiography: Funke and Haake try to demonstrate that T's interest in geography and topography was more than merely functional: There are, nevertheless, passages of geographical content showing he could create vivid images of spatial conditions.
Hunt chapter 15, pp.
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Too frequently it is forgotten that T also was a general with interest and even delight in the practice of war and not just an author. Hunt argues that the audience T wrote for equally had military interests as well as experience: He displays even more interest in the environment of soldiers in battle than, e. Occasionally, however, he reveals the elitist prejudices of his class. It includes his esteem for Pericles and his grand strategy, which was ultimately not followed by Athens.
That decision ultimately led, according to T, to defeat.Meet The Spartans - Warmongering Latent Homosexuals
He advocates conducting an innovative and unorthodox war, but, at the same time, recognizes the destructive character of war, which extends to values.
Gods are conspicuously absent as explanation for occurrences in T's narrative. It is an approach doomed to fail: T shows interest in religion as a key element in the psychology of the warring parties: Furley shows that T's discussion on this matter is lengthy and detailed and he charts the religious mood of his characters as they succeed or fail.
Gribble devotes his attention in chapter 17 pp. Words and actions of individuals are placed within a much wider context, making individuals -- and they occur in great number in T's work -- seem powerless. Three features stand out in T's description of individuals a term that needs to be clearly defined in context: Within this general rules there appear, however, to be exceptions and qualifications, which are scrutinized by Gribble as are the ways individuals have been deployed in T's narrative.
Among these individuals Alcibiades and Brasidas stand out. Tritle chapter 18, pp. Generally the term 'power politics' hints at the misuse of power, be it military, financial or some other, by any state, but there are nuances, especially of an ethical nature, amounting to the question 'was power applied unjustly?
It appears certain that 'power' appealed to T, as his manifold use of kratein, kratos, and kratistos testify. It also appears that 'power' and its use go hand in hand with a certain arrogance: Power and war are intimately interlinked and despite Herodotus' plea for peace p.
T describes the situation -- especially the need for an absent! Also T's descriptions of the conflict in Corcyra, the revolt of Mytilene, the Melian dialogue, and the Sicilian expedition pure power politics are analyzed by Tritle: T the Realist saw in the final third of the fifth century BC much of what we see still today.
Part 3 is opened by chapter 19 pp. It is by Smarczyk and is titled 'Thucydides and Epigraphy'. Smarczyk focuses on a few central points, like the "Epigraphical Culture" of Athens in T's time, T's lack of enthusiasm in using evidence from inscriptions, though he included many documentary texts in earlier drafts of his work as we still can see in books 4 and 5, only to be reshaped and reworked in a final version.
Since T in all likelihood had no direct access to those inscriptions at the time he wrote his drafts, we have no certainty as to the way he gathered his information. It appears, moreover, that T took many things for granted, including the religious dimension of the war, to which the epigraphic evidence testifies, as well as the imperial attitude the Athenians displayed in their inscriptions.
On the other hand, inscriptions rarely correct T's narrative. In chapter 20 pp. No longer is T regarded as a disengaged reporter of the Peloponnesian War: Without Pericles' guidance democratic leaders made fatal errors. T's commitment to Athens shows throughout the work, but the sometimes polemical views expressed in it are not all uncontested.