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  1. Epic
    noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer's Iliad is an epic poem
  2. prologue
    a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
  3. talents
    a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent
  4. excration
    the act of execrating
  5. acolytes
    an altar attendant in public worship
  6. incantation
    the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
  7. bailiff
    an officer, similar to a sheriff or a sheriff's deputy, employed to execute writs and processes, make arrests, keep order in the court, etc.
  8. lapis lazuli
    a deep-blue mineral composed mainly of lazurite with smaller quantities of other minerals, used mainly as a gem or as a pigment.
  9. fillet
    a decorative line impressed on a book cover, usually at the top and bottom of the back. b. a rolling tool for impressing such lines
  10. firmament
    sky/ heaven
  11. dominion
    the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority. 2. rule; control; domination. 3. a territory, usually of considerable size, in which a single rulership holds sway.
  12. bdellium
    a fragrant gum resin obtained from certain burseraceous plants, as of the genus Commiphora.
  13. beguiled
    to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
  14. staves
    one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
  15. cuirass
    Also called corselet. defensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather.
  16. casque
    an open, conical helmet with a nose guard, commonly used in the medieval period.
  17. presage
    something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
  18. MAce
    a clublike armor-breaking weapon of war, often with a flanged or spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages.
  19. scimitar
    a curved, single-edged sword of Oriental origin.
  20. onager
    a mule or catapult
  21. hero
    a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2.
  22. quest
    a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something: a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge
  23. pastoral
    having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas: pastoral scenery; the pastoral life.
  24. archetype
    the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.
  25. theme
    a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic: The need for world peace was the theme of the meeting.
  26. parrallelism
    agreement in direction, tendency, or character; the state or condition of being parallel.
  27. civilization means..
    city
  28. Tigris and Euphrates in...
    Iraq
  29. between Tigris and Euphrates
    Mesopotamia
  30. Mesopatamia means
    land between 2 rivers
  31. First civilization
    sumerians
  32. Mesopatamian lanuage
    Greek
  33. Lead to civilization
    Digging Ditches
  34. Followed Sumerians
    Babylonians then Assyrians
  35. Sumerian firsts
    • -Writing System
    • -Schools
    • -base 60
  36. Sumerian Writing system
    cuneiform
  37. Sumerian schools
    edubbas
  38. Sumerian Temples
    ziggurats
  39. Located in Sumerian Temples
    god's ladder
  40. Sargon was
    Babylonian
  41. Sargon moved Capital too
    Akkad
  42. Babylon language
    Akkadian
  43. Semites migrated from
    desert to peninsular
  44. Find babylon
    Amarites
  45. Hammurabi was king of
    Babylon
  46. Capitals of Babylon
    Sumer and Akkad
  47. Hammurabi laws #
    282
  48. Epic of Gilgamesh about___ by____
    By Babylonians about Sumerians
  49. Built Asshur
    Assyrian
  50. Assyrians used
    Iron and Cavalry
  51. created library
    assurbanipal
  52. library number
    20,000
  53. Herodtus said
    "Gift of the Nile"
  54. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt
    • Upper-South
    • Lower-North
  55. unified Egypt
    Menes
  56. old egypt years
    2686–2181 BCE
  57. Middle Kingdom
    2055–1650 BCE
  58. new kingdom
    1550–1069 BCE
  59. pyramids built during
    old kingdom
  60. pyramids built of
    limestone
  61. Egyptian Sun God
    Amanrah
  62. Cheif Deity
    Amanrah
  63. God of Nile
    Osiris
  64. God of Underworld
    Osiris
  65. introduced monotheism
    Imhotep IV
  66. monotheistic god
    Aton/Akenaten

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