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Acropolis

a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill.

the ancient citadel at Athens, containing the Parthenon and other notable buildings, mostly dating from the 5th century BC.

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Aenied

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9,896 lines in dactylic hexameter

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Aeschylus

Aeschylus is best known for his trilogy the Oresteia (458 BC, consisting of the tragedies Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides), which tells the story of Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra and the vengeance of their son Orestes.

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aoidos

The Greek word aoidos (ἀοιδός) referred to a classical Greek singer. In modern Homeric scholarship aoidos is used by some as the technical term for a skilled oral epic poet in the tradition to which the Iliad and Odyssey are believed to belong

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allegory

a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

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Amazonomachy

In Greek mythology, Amazonomachy (English translation: "Amazon battle"; plural, Amazonomachiai (Ancient Greek: Ἀμαζονομαχίαι) or Amazonomachies) was the portrayal of the mythical battle between the Ancient Greeks and the Amazons, a nation of all-female warriors

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Apollonius

(c.260–190 BC), Greek mathematician; known as Apollonius of Perga. He examined and redefined conic sections and was the first to use the terms ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola for these classes of curve.

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apotheosis

the state of a member of high ranking ascending to godhood

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Areopagus

The hill of Ares, located on the hills outside Athens

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Argonautica

The Argonautica (Greek: Ἀργοναυτικά, translit. Argonautika) is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from remote Colchis.

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Arthur Evans

The discoverer of Knossos

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Asclepius

a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; son of Apollo and a mortal woman

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Augustus

A title meaning "great" , first given to the first emperor of Rome Octavian

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autochthony

the original inhabitants of an area, such as the indo-european peoples

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avatar

the embodiment of something greater within something lesser

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Bacchant

Followers of Bacchus (Dionysus)

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Bronze Age

tools made of bronze, proto-writing