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  1. Alexander the Great
  2. Attila the Hun
  3. Augustus Caesar
  4. Aztecs
  5. Babylon
  6. Bacon, Francis
  7. Black Death
  8. Boleyn, Anne
  9. Bread and Circuses
  10. Bronze Age
  11. Byzantine Empire
  12. Caesar
  13. Caligula
  14. Carthage
  15. Cato
  16. Charlemagne
  17. Chivalry
  18. Cleopatra
  19. Columbus, Christopher
  20. Constantinople
  21. Copernicus, Nicolaus
  22. Crusades
  23. Dark Ages
  24. Fall of Rome
  25. Feudalism
  26. Genghis Khan
  27. Guilds
  28. Gutenberg, Johann
  29. Hammurabi
  30. Hannibal
  31. Henry VIII
  32. Hundred Years' War
  33. Ides of March
  34. Incas
  35. Inquisition
  36. Joan of Arc
  37. Magna Carta
  38. Mayas
  39. Medici
  40. Medieval
  41. Middle Ages
  42. More, Thomas
  43. Nero
  44. Pax Romana
  45. Pericles
  46. Reformation
  47. Renaissance
  48. Roman Empire
  49. Roses, Wars of the
  50. Rosetta Stone
  51. Rubicon
  52. Serf
  53. Spanish Inquisition
  54. 1066
  55. Trojan War
  56. Vikings
  57. William the Conqueror
  58. Frothy
  59. Vapid
  60. Pervade
  61. Irksome
  62. Addititve learning
  63. Capillary attraction
  64. Irreducible
  65. Auspices
  66. Educative
  67. Bootstraps
  68. Pretense
  69. Palatable
  70. Buncombe
  71. Ace in the hole
  72. Achilles' heel
  73. Act of God
  74. Ad absurdum
  75. Ad hoc
  76. Ad hominem
  77. Ad nauseam
  78. Albatross around one's neck
  79. All thumbs
  80. Annus mirabilis
  81. Apple of one's eye
  82. As the crow flies
  83. At loggerheads
  84. At sixes and sevens
  85. Back to the drawing board
  86. Baker's dozen
  87. Beat around the bush
  88. Bee in one's bonnet
  89. Beg the question
  90. Behind the eight ball
  91. Beyond the pale
  92. Bite the bullet
  93. Bite the dust
  94. Black sheep
  95. Blind leading the blind
  96. Blow hot and cold
  97. Blow one's own horn
  98. Bona fide
  99. Bone to pick
  100. Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
  101. Brain trust
  102. Break the ice
  103. Burn the candle at both ends
  104. Burn the midnight oil
  105. Burn your bridges behind you
  106. Bury the hatchet
  107. Busman's holiday
  108. Butter someone up
  109. Buy a pig in a poke
  110. By the book
  111. By hook or by crook
  112. Call a spade a spade
  113. Call the tune
  114. Can't hold a candle to
  115. Can't see the forest for the trees
  116. Cupidity
  117. Demagogic
  118. Raison d’être
  119. Regime
  120. Inestimable
  121. Morose
  122. Clerical
  123. Despotism
  124. Plunder
  125. Onerous
  126. Preponderant
  127. Aeneas
    • A famous warrior in Classic mythology
    • leader in the Trojan War
    • Shipwrecked at Carthage,
    • Dido fell in love with him then committed suicide
    • Eventually arrived in what is now Italy
    • Ancient Romans believe decendants of followers of  A.
    • Hero of Aeneid of Virgil
    • Carried Dad out of ruined Troy - filial devotion/duty
    • Doomed love - source of artistic creation since ancient
  128. ambrosia
    • The food of the gods
    • classical mythology
    • said if eaten, become immortal

    delicious food sometimes called ambrosia
  129. Aphrodite
    • Venus
    • goddess of love and beauty
    • mother to Eros and Aeneas
    • Beauty contest won apple of discord over Hera and Athena
    • Born from sea foam
    • The birth of venus - Botticelli
  130. Apollo
    • god of poetry prophecy, medicine and light
    • represents all aspects of civilization and order
    • worshipped at Delphic Oracle - priestess gave predictions
    • Zeus - father
    • Artemis - sister
    • Contrasted with Dionysus
    • Sun is describeds as Apollo's chariot
  131. Ares
    • Mars
    • god of war
    • son of Zeus and Hera
    • Father of the Amazons
  132. Argonauts
    • Companions of Jason in the quest of the Golden Fleece
    • Ship was the Argo

    Naut means "sailor" in Greek

    astronaut, nautical
  133. Argus
    • 100 eyes
    • created by Hera to watch Io (mistress of Zeus)
    • Hermes helped by playing music
    • Zeus kills Argus
    • Hera put eyes on peacock

    common name for papers (always on the watch)
  134. Athena
    • Minerva
    • goddess of wisdom
    • sprung fully grown out of Zeus
    • angered by Judgment of Paris
    • helped the Greeks in Trojan war
    • protector of Odysseus

    Guardian of the city of Athens
  135. Augean stables
    • stables from "Labors of Hercules"
    • Belonged to King Augeas
    • Never cleaned and a great mess
    • Hercules ordered to clean, diverted two rivers to flow through the stables

    clean the Augean stables is to clean up a large amount of physical filth or moral corruption or to accomplish a large or distasteful and arduous job.
  136. Blarney Stone
    • stone in Blarney Castle
    • those who kiss receive the gift of eloquence that enables themmto obtain, through persuasion, anything they want.
  137. Blue Beard
    • Fairy Tale Character - Charles Perrault
    • Marries 7 women
    • don't look behind the door
    • only one passes the test
  138. Cassandra
    • Classic Mythology
    • prophetess in Troy
    • predictions never believed - result of Apollo being denied
    • Greeks took her
    • Athena helped - ship wrecks - great loss of life
    • *one that constantly predicts bad news
  139. Golden Fleece
    • Classical
    • pure gold
    • from flying ram
    • Janson sought it iwht Argonauts
    • kept in a kigdom on the Black Sea
  140. Icarus
    • Classical
    • escape with father from Labyrinth
    • died from flying to high
  141. Janus
    • Roman god of doors and gateways
    • beginnings
    • two faces / opposite / old & young
    • January
  142. Labyrinth
    • Classical
    • vast maze on island of Crete
    • Daedalus designed it to keep Minotaur
    • two made out of Labyrinth - Theseus - killed Minotaur - string
    • and Daedalus with son
    • either a physical maze or complex problem
  143. Leda
    • Classical
    • queen of sparta
    • raped by Zeus in swan form
    • Helen of Troy - product
  144. Lethe
    • river that flows through Hades
    • dead drink of it to forget what they did said or suffered
  145. Minotaur
    • Classical
    • half man half bull
    • Born to Pasiphae, mated with sacred bull
    • Minos, hid shame, construct Labyrinth
    • Minos ordered 14 (7g 7b) in as tributes for food
    • Theseus volunteered to kill

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