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From Amazon: "Six days sooner than the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, Warner Bros accomplished taking pictures on a new-style musical. Hard-bitten, fast-paced, choked with gritty realism in regards to the melancholy and frank approximately intercourse, forty second road used to be within the forefront of Warners's 'New Deal in Entertainment'. Its plot is sheer cliché: a behind the scenes tale during which, in advance of beginning evening, the superstar breaks an ankle, the younger understudy is going on and turns into an in a single day sensation. What retains the motion picture clean sixty years later is the snappy discussion, impressive performances from Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and a number of Warners agreement avid gamers, and principally the delirious dance exercises of the incomparable Busby Berkeley. J.Hoberman's description of the movie catches its mix of New Deal optimism and showbiz brashness, and areas them expertly within the context of Hollywood's try to come to phrases with difficult times."

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That naval empire partly necessarily, partly avoidably, was from PAU L CARTLEDGE 30 the very start set on a collision course not only with its ostensible object, the mighty Persian empire, but also with Sparta and its mainly Peloponnesian, mainly land-based alliance. ” This Atheno-Peloponnesian War lasted on and off for twenty-seven years, a full generation, and ranged all over the Aegean, up into the Hellespont (Dardanelles), and as far west as Sicily. The first phase of the War lasted for a full decade and was rounded off with a peace conventionally named after its chief Athenian negotiator, Nicias.

Moreover, the later of the two sources, Diodorus of Sicily, who is probably quoting here as usual from his own main source, the mid-fourth-century general historian Ephorus of Cyme, locates the swearing of the supposed oath at the Isthmus of Corinth, where delegates of the Hellenic League alliance met for the last time in spring 480, a very long time before the Battle of Plataea specifically. That, combined with the fact that the only oath mentioned by our far and away best source for the Graeco-Persian Wars, Herodotus, is related not to Plataea in 479 but to Thermopylae in 480, is surely enough to dismiss Diodorus-Ephorus’ alleged oath from the reckoning as a potentially historical act, regardless of its precise alleged contents.

11) And I will hearken to whoever is wielding power sensibly and will obey both the currently established ordinances and those that may sensibly be established for the future. (14) But if anyone overthrows these, I will not submit to them both so far as in me lies and together with all, and I will honor the ancestral sacred customs. (16) Witnesses the gods and goddesses Aglaurus, Hestia, Enyo, Enyalius, Ares and Athena Areia, Zeus, Thallo, Auxo, Hegemone, Heracles, boundaries of the fatherland, wheat crops, barley crops, vines, olives, figs.

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