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Brittania

Roman name for England, national personification of all things

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Germania

Roman name for area west of the Rhine river not controlled by Rome, personification of German nationalism,

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Lapsus linguae

Slip of the tongue

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Cupid (Eros)

God if love, son of venus, symbol for valentine's day

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Psyche

Beautiful girl loved by cupid, her name means soul or butterfly

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Ad infinitum

To infinity, endless

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Ad nauseam

To the point of disgust, to go on way too long

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Campus martius

"Field of mars," military training ground in Rome

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Atlas

Titan punished with having to hold up the weight of the sky on his shoulders for eternity

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Brundisium

Southern terminus of the via appia, port city in Italy for voyages to and from Greece

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Ceres (Demeter)

Goddess if grain and harvest, "cereal", mother of persephone

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Persephone

Became queen of underworld, pluto stole her- explains seasons

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Citius, Altius, fortius

Faster, higher, stronger- motto if the olympic games

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Alps

Mountain range north of Italy, crossed by Hannibal and his elephants

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Apennines

Mountain range down the center boot of Italy

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Pyrenees

Mountain range that divides spain and france (hispania and gallia)

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Homer

Most famous greek poet, writer of the Iliad and the odyssey

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Alma mater

Nourishing mother- used for where you graduate from, song of a school

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Amor omnia vincit

Love conquers all things

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Arachne

Young girl who was a skilled weaver, she dared to say she was better than athena, contest between them- end result was that she became a spider to weave forever

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Horatius

Early Roman hero who defended a bridge across the tiber by himself against the Etruscans.

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Medusa

Gorgon who had snakes for hair/ if you looked at her you turned to stone.

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Perseus

Greek hero who killed medusa, with the help of the gods

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Mucius scaevola

Roman who offered to go into Etruscan camp an kill the king, he is captured an sacrificed his right hand to show his bravery

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Muses

9 goddesses that were patrons of the arts and music, lived on mount parnassus, attendants of Apollo

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A.D

Anno Domini- in the year if our lord, used to refer to years since the birth of christ

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Per capita

"By heads", for each head, used in statistical reporting

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Persono non grata

An unwanted person

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Ars gratia ars

Art for the sake of art

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Ars longe vita brevis

Art is long life is short, quote by hippocrates

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Publius vergilius maro (vergil)

Greatest Roman poet, lived during reign of Augustus, write the Aeneid

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Arma virumque cano

I sing of arms and the man, first three words if the aeneid

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Capitoline hill

One of the 7 hills rome, sire of art or citadel of Rome, between forum and campus martius

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Capitol

"Head" building, art or citadel was on capitoline hill

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Palatine hill

Entermost of 7 hills of rome, homes of wealthy romans, romulus and remus found here

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Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

Either i will find a way or i will make one, don't give up

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Pax vobiscum

Peace be with you

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Per annum

By the year, annually

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SPQR

Senatus, populusque, romanus- senate and the roman people