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myth

a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of a people or something in the natural world

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ritual

words or actions that are part of a religious ceremony

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oracle

a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or godess

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fable

a story meant to teach a lesson

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oral tradition

the custom of passing long stories by speech

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drama

a story written in a form of a play

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tragedy

a play or film in which characters can not overcome serious problems

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comedy

a play or film that tells a humorous story

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construct

to build by putting parts together; to build; to create

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confirm

to prove that something is true; to remove doubt

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style

a distinctive form or type of something

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Sophists

Greek teachers of philosophy, reasoning, and public speaking

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rhetoric

the art of public speaking and debate

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Socratic method

philosophical method of questioning to gain truth

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Hippocratic Oath

a set of promises about patient care that new doctors make when they start practicing medicine

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reject

to refuse to accept or consider

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reveal

to make information public; to tell a secret; to make known

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despite

in spite of; regardless of

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individuals

a single human being; human being; person

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investigate

to observe or study by examining closely and questioning systematically

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cavalry

part of an army in which the soldiers ride horses

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Hellenistic Era

the tome period following the death of Alexander during which Greek culture spread through the known world

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create

to make or produce something; to bring something into existence; to produce by a course of action

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voluntary

by choice of free will; willingly

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pursue

to follow in order to capture or defeat

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Epicureanism

the philosophy of Epicurus, staying that the purpose of life is to look for happiness and peace

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Stoicism

the philosophy of Stoics who believed that people should not find joy or sadness

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circumference

the distance around a circle; the outer border of a circle; the measurement of that border

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plane geometry

a branch of mathematics centered around measurements and relationships or points, lines, angles, and surfaces of figures on a plane

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solid geometry

a branch of mathematics about measurement and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional space

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seek

to look for or try to achieve; to search for

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community

a group of people with common interests and values living in an area; people living in an area; an area

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method

a way of doing something; a procedure or process

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accurate

free from errors; in agreement with truth