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Flashcards in Classical lit Quarter 3 Deck (41):
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god who granted midas his wish

Bacchus

2

guardians of the sacred flame

vestal virgins

3

unique, an entity unto itself

sui generis

4

trojan princess who was never believed

cassandra

5

in absence

in absentia

6

even you Brutus? epitome of betrayal

et tu brute?

7

woman with snake hair whose look turned people to stone

Medusa

8

king of crete who kept the minotaur locked up

minos

9

god who cursed cassandra

apollo

10

kills the minotaur

Theseus

11

sailors of the Argo

argonauts

12

maze like structure that housed the minotaur

labyrinth

13

female graduate of a school

alumna

14

main temple in rome dedicated to all gods

pantheon

15

speaker's platform in the forum

rostra

16

roman politician and enemy of caesar

pompey

17

master craftsman who made the labyrinth

daedalus

18

in the place of a parent

in loco parentis

19

beware of this day, beware of what may come

beware the ides of march

20

totally, entirely

in toto

21

most ornate type of column

corinthian

22

raped cassandra at the temple of athena

Ajax

23

symbol of power and authority

fasces

24

group of people prosecuted by diocletian

christians

25

basic column

doric

26

goddess of hearth and home

vesta

27

farmer/citizen, model of roman virtue, called from plow to lead army

cincinnatus

28

roman emperor responsible for dividing empire into East and West

diocletian

29

general agreement among members

consensus

30

half man, half bull, lived in labyrinth

minotaur

31

man with the golden touch

midas

32

woman abducted by zeus in the form of a white bull

Europa

33

artificial device that solves the plot of the story

deus ex machina

34

all of gaul is divided into

three parts

35

son of Daedalus who flew too close to the sun

Icarus

36

Not of sound mind

Non compos mentis

37

Order of column with scrolls on the sides

Ionic

38

Into the midst of things

In medias res

39

For this purpose

Ad hoc

40

Much in something small

Multum im parvo

41

Male graduate of a school

Alumnus