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Colin Starnes
COLIN JOHN STARNES is a professor, author, and former President of the University of King\'s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada
Canada
. Starnes joined the faculty of King's in 1972, and the Dalhousie University faculty in 1977. He taught at both of the linked universities, retiring in 2005. Although he is retired, he still lectures on certain topics in the Foundation Year Programme at King's, including The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
. He holds degrees from Bishop\'s University , Harvard University , McGill University
McGill University
, and Dalhousie. Starnes was the President of King's from 1993 until 2003. He replaced Marion Golda Fry and was succeeded by William Barker. Starnes is an authority on Saint Augustine and Thomas More
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James Doull
JAMES ALEXANDER DOULL (1918–2001) was a Canadian philosopher and academic who was born and lived most of his life in Nova Scotia . His father was the politician , jurist , and historian John Doull . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 Further reading * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYFrom the late 1940s until the mid-1980s, he taught in the Department of Classics at Dalhousie University in Halifax . He was himself educated at Dalhousie as well as at the University of Toronto , Harvard University , and the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
, where he was a Rhodes Scholar . In 2003, the University of Toronto Press published a substantial volume containing a number of his works together with commentary provided by former colleagues and students
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Plato
PLATO (/ˈpleɪtoʊ/ ; Greek : Πλάτων Plátōn, pronounced in Classical Attic ; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece
Classical Greece
and the founder of the Academy
Academy
in Athens , the first institution of higher learning in the Western world . He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy , especially the Western tradition . Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries , Plato's entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years. Others believe that the oldest extant manuscript dates to around AD 895, 1100 years after Plato's death. This makes it difficult to know exactly what Plato wrote
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Virgil
PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO (Classical Latin: ; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC ), usually called VIRGIL or VERGIL /ˈvɜːrdʒᵻl/ in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period . He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature , the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics , and the epic Aeneid
Aeneid
. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana , are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil
Virgil
is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid
Aeneid
has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome
Rome
since the time of its composition
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Dionysius (journal)
DIONYSIUS is a scholarly journal published by the Department of Classics at Dalhousie University . It was established originally in 1977, and a new series began in 1998. It publishes articles on the history of ancient philosophy and theology , and has a special interest in the Aristotelian and Neoplatonic traditions. It also publishes more general articles relating to literature, history, and religion. The original editors-in-chief were J.A. Doull , R.D. Crouse , and A. H. Armstrong , whose Form, Individual, and Person in Plotinus appeared in the first volume. A number of distinguished scholars were among the original editorial advisors, and many of them made contributions in due course to the journal
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International Standard Name Identifier
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD NAME IDENTIFIER (ISNI) is an identifier for uniquely identifying the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programmes, and newspaper articles. Such an identifier consists of 16 digits. It can optionally be displayed as divided into four blocks. It was developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as Draft International Standard 27729; the valid standard was published on 15 March 2012. The ISO technical committee 46, subcommittee 9 ( TC 46/SC 9 ) is responsible for the development of the standard. ISNI can be used to disambiguate names that might otherwise be confused, and links the data about names that are collected and used in all sectors of the media industries
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Bibliothèque Nationale De France
The BIBLIOTHèQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE (BNF; French: ) is the National Library of France
France
, located in Paris
Paris
. It is the national repository of all that is published in France. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 New buildings * 3 Mission * 4 Manuscript
Manuscript
collection * 5 Digital library * 6 Popular culture * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links HISTORYThe National Library of France
France
traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368. Charles had received a collection of manuscripts from his predecessor, John II , and transferred them to the Louvre
Louvre
from the Palais de la Cité
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The SYSTèME UNIVERSITAIRE DE DOCUMENTATION or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers
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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PRESS, based in Waterloo , Ontario
Ontario
, is a publisher of scholarly writing and is part of Wilfrid Laurier University . The fourth-largest university press in Canada, WLUP publishes work in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences — literary criticism, aboriginal studies, sociology, environmental studies, and history among them — as well as culturally significant books of regional interest. Laurier Press also provides publishing services to scholarly associations and journals. The mandate of Laurier Press is to introduce new and original voices into the written discourses of culture and policy in Canada and to broaden the awareness of, and interest in, Canadian writing — especially Canadian scholarly writing — with readers everywhere. HISTORYThe Press was founded in 1974 as a non-profit enterprise
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Thomas More
SIR THOMAS MORE (/mɔər/ ; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated by Roman Catholics as SAINT THOMAS MORE, was an English lawyer, social philosopher , author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist . He was also a councillor to Henry VIII
Henry VIII
, and Lord High Chancellor of England
England
from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He wrote Utopia
Utopia
, published in 1516, about the political system of an imaginary ideal island nation. More opposed the Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reformation
, in particular the theology of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
and William Tyndale
William Tyndale

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Dalhousie University
Coordinates : 44°38′13″N 63°35′30″W / 44.63694°N 63.59167°W / 44.63694; -63.59167 DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Latin : Universitas Dalhousiana FORMER NAMES Dalhousie College (1818–1863) The Governors of Dalhousie College and University (1863–1996) MOTTO Latin : Ora et Labora MOTTO IN ENGLISH Pray and work TYPE Public university ESTABLISHED 1818 ENDOWMENT $ 537.8 million CHANCELLOR Anne McLellan PRESIDENT Richard Florizone ACADEMIC STAFF 867; full-time clinical dentistry part-time (826). STUDENTS 16,574 UNDERGRADUATES 13,329 POSTGRADUATES 3,245
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen
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Halifax Urban Area
HALIFAX (/ˈhælɪfæks/ , locally /ˈhɛlɪfæks/ ), legally known as the HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
, Canada. The municipality had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour . The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax , Dartmouth , Bedford , and the Municipality of Halifax County . Halifax is a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada
Atlantic Canada
with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence , Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
, Saint Mary\'s University , the Halifax Shipyard , various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax
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Bishop's University
Coordinates : 45°22′0.16″N 71°50′43.67″W / 45.3667111°N 71.8454639°W / 45.3667111; -71.8454639 BISHOP\'S UNIVERSITY Université Bishop's (French ) MOTTO Recti cultus pectora roborant (Latin ) MOTTO IN ENGLISH Sound learning strengthens the spirit ESTABLISHED 1843 AFFILIATION Non-denominational ENDOWMENT C$ 32.5 million CHANCELLOR Brian Levitt PRINCIPAL Michael Goldbloom STUDENTS 2,756 UNDERGRADUATES 2,404 full-time students 352 part-time students LOCATION Sherbrooke
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The Divine Comedy
The DIVINE COMEDY (Italian : Divina Commedia ) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature
Italian literature
and one of the greatest works of world literature . The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan language , in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language . It is divided into three parts: Inferno , Purgatorio , and Paradiso . The narrative describes Dante's travels through Hell
Hell
, Purgatory
Purgatory
, and Paradise or Heaven
Heaven
, while allegorically the poem represents the soul's journey towards God
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