English 3 Lit terms
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English 3 Lit terms
First Gismondi Test
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
a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent
the act of execrating
an altar attendant in public worship
the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
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.
a deep-blue mineral composed mainly of lazurite with smaller quantities of other minerals, used mainly as a gem or as a pigment.
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
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.
a fragrant gum resin obtained from certain burseraceous plants, as of the genus Commiphora.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
Also called corselet. defensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather.
an open, conical helmet with a nose guard, commonly used in the medieval period.
something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
a clublike armor-breaking weapon of war, often with a flanged or spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages.
a curved, single-edged sword of Oriental origin.
a mule or catapult
a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2.
a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something: a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge
having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas: pastoral scenery; the pastoral life.
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.
a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic: The need for world peace was the theme of the meeting.
agreement in direction, tendency, or character; the state or condition of being parallel.
Tigris and Euphrates in...
between Tigris and Euphrates
land between 2 rivers
Lead to civilization
Babylonians then Assyrians
Sumerian Writing system
Located in Sumerian Temples
Sargon moved Capital too
Semites migrated from
desert to peninsular
Hammurabi was king of
Capitals of Babylon
Sumer and Akkad
Hammurabi laws #
Epic of Gilgamesh about___ by____
By Babylonians about Sumerians
Iron and Cavalry
"Gift of the Nile"
Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt
old egypt years
pyramids built during
pyramids built of
Egyptian Sun God
God of Nile
God of Underworld