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  1. Ninety-three nations received medals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, and 65 of them won at least one gold medal, both records.The 2020 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

  2. The poem begins on the night of Maundy Thursday on March 24 (or April 7), 1300, shortly before the dawn of Good Friday. The narrator, Dante himself, is thirty-five years old, and thus "midway in the journey of our life" (Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita) – half of the biblical lifespan of seventy (Psalm 89:10, Vulgate; Psalm 90:10, KJV).

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › SteleStele - Wikipedia

    The lunette of the Code of Hammurabi (c. 1750 BC), depicting the king receiving his law from the sun god Shamash Baal with Thunderbolt ( c. 14th century BC), an Ugaritic stele from Syria The Merneptah Stele ( c. 1200 BC), engraved on the back of a reused stele of Amenhotep III 's, with the earliest mention of the name Israel

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › EosEos - Wikipedia

    In ancient Greek mythology and religion, Eos (/ ˈ iː ɒ s /; Ionic and Homeric Greek Ἠώς Ēṓs, Attic Ἕως Héōs, "dawn", pronounced [ɛːɔ̌ːs] or ; Aeolic Αὔως Aúōs, Doric Ἀώς Āṓs) is the goddess and personification of the dawn, who rose each morning from her home at the edge of the river Oceanus to deliver light and disperse the night.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › EkphrasisEkphrasis - Wikipedia

    Ed. Thomas A. Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok. New York and Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 1995. 403–421. Grant F. Scott: "Copied with a Difference: Ekphrasis in William Carlos Williams' Pictures from Brueghel". Word & Image 15 (January–March 1999): 63–75. Mack Smith: Literary Realism and the Ekphrastic Tradition. University Park: Pennsylvania ...

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › World_War_IWorld War I - Wikipedia

    World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, and referred to by some Anglophone authors as the "Great War" or the "War to End All Wars", was a global conflict which lasted from 1914 to 1918, and is considered one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

  7. Greece, like other European nations, had faced debt crises in the 19th century, as well as a similar crisis in 1932 during the Great Depression.While economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff wrote that "from 1800 until well after World War II, Greece found itself virtually in continual default", (referring to a period which included Greece's war of independence, two wars with the Ottoman ...

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