Posthumus Leonatus (Cymbeline) Posthumus Leonatus is a character in William Shakespeare’s romance, Cymbeline, probably first performed around 1611. Posthumus is a lowly-born man who has been raised by Cymbeline, the king of the Brits, and who is in love with Cymbeline’s beautiful daughter, Imogen. Imogen and Posthumus are secretly married, as Cymbeline, under the influence of his queen, wishes to marry Imogen to her loutish son. Low born or not, Posthumus seems to have really lucked out – he has a beautiful and noble wife who loves him, so what does he do? He believes a crackpot who tells him that she was unfaithful to Posthumus with him, and even goes so far as to plan Imogen’s murder. There is along the way, of course, much in the way of banishings, revenge-taking, identity theft, disguises and mayhem in general, but Posthumus has the blessing of Jupiter upon him. At the end of the (long) day, Posthumus is made to see the error of his ways, repents and is blissfully reunited with Imogen. To cap it off, Cymbeline now approves as well, the wicked queen is dead, and everyone else lives happily ever after. Posthumus – one lucky dude!
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Cucutras, Leonidas (Jo Lodge) - Spanish edition. Un libro lleno de solapas para que los más pequeños descubran los secretos de la selva jugando al escondite. TItulos de la colección: 1) Leónidas y su pijama de estrellas; 2) Leónidas y las cinco mariposas; 3) Leónidas y sus botas rojas; 4) Leónidas y el globo redondo. Cucutrás, LeOnidas. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King (Helena P. Schrader) - Persia has crushed the Ionian revolt and is gathering a massive army to invade and punish mainland Greece, but in Sparta the dangers seem closer to home. The Eurypontid king Demaratus is accused of being a usurper, while the Agiad king Cleomenes is going dangerously mad. More and more Spartans turn to Leonidas, Cleomenes’s half-brother and son-in-law, to provide leadership. But Leonidas is the younger of twins, and his brother Brotus has no intention of letting Leonidas lay claim to the Agiad throne without a fight. This novel follows Leonidas and Gorgo as they steer Sparta through the dangerous waters of domestic strife and external threat, working together as a team to make Sparta the best it can be. But the forces that will destroy not only Leonidas but his Sparta are already gathering—not just in Persepolis and Sardis, but in the hubris of a rising Athens and the bigotry and xenophobia of his fellow Spartans. The murder of two Persian ambassadors by an agitated Spartan Assembly sets in train the inevitable conflict between Sparta and Persia that will take Leonidas to Thermopylae—and into history.This is the third book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas and Gorgo. The first book, A Boy of the Agoge, described Leonidas’s childhood in the Spartan public school. The second, A Peerless Peer, focused on his years as an ordinary citizen. This third book describes his rise to power, his reign, and his death. Recommended for ages young adult and older.
Famous People Named Leonidas - Leonidas I (ancient king of Sparta); Leonidas II (3rd century B.C. King of Sparta); Leonidas of Rhodes (ancient Greece Olympian); Leonidas of Tarentum (ancient Greek poet); Leonidas of Epirus (Alexander the Great’s teacher); Leonidas Kestekides (Greek-American Belgian chocolate maker); Leônidas da Silva (Argentine footballer); Leonidas Polk (Confederate general in the American Civil War); Leonidas C. Dyer (politician); Leonidas Sabanis (Greek Olympic weightlifter); Leonidas Kavakos (Greek violinist)
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