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By Isobel E. Williams

Edgar Evans was once defined through Robert Falcon Scott as 'a gigantic worker…an necessary assistant'. Having joined the Royal military as a boy sailor on the age of 15, he rose swiftly to the rank of leader petty officer, serving with a tender Scott on board HMS Majestic alongside the best way. He took half within the Discovery excursion of 1901-04, and used to be provided the Polar Medal on Scott's suggestion. In among expeditions, he knowledgeable the Royal Tournament-winning Portsmouth box gun staff. He explored extra miles of Antarctica than the other member of the Terra Nova day trip, yet his contribution has been principally missed as a result implication that, as he was once the 1st to die, he slowed up the development of the go back trip. Isobel Williams's biography of Evans corrects this misunderstanding, in addition to redresses the stability of the eye paid to the higher- and lower-deck individuals of the day trip.

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What is it? No classical commentator offers the slightest help. But Kathleen Schlesinger identified it in the Encyclopedia Britannica as long ago as 1910. It seems to be a bladder-pipe, an instrument popular ill the Middle Ages. The reed is enclosed by an animal bladder; the player blows through a mouthpiece into the bladder, which acts as a reservoir of wind like the bag of a bagpipe. Sometimes it is not straight, but curved. Sometimes it has two pipes - note the plural form iII Aristophanes - one of which served as a drone.

Someone, presumably an Attic farmer, says, 'I plant all varieties of figs except Lakonian: that one's hostile and tyrannical. " In the Knights Kleon denounces the Sausage-seller for exporting certain products to Peloponnesian triremes in terms that involve a pun on soup (zomos) and ships' cables (hypozomata). " Iris a weary joke on the Athenian comic stage that women were excessively addictedto wine. The Spartan Lampito isjust as attracted by it as the Athenian ladies. Kalonike proposes that the women should swear never to dilute wine with water.

The date of his birth is not firmly established, but must fall between 457 and 445;32 so he could have gone to Sparta in his teens, or during the uneasy years following the Peace of Nikias. The tradition that Aristophanes was in some way connected with Aigina," does not help us. There they spoke Argolic, which, although Doric, was not close enough to Lakonian to have served as a model. The significance of Aigina in the present context may rather lie in its geographical position as a stepping-stone between Athens and the Peloponnese.

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