-Rome's first consul
-known for his heroic devotion to duty by putting his dsons to death for plotting treason
-Roman farmer-patriot called from his plow to lead the Roman army.
-After defeating the enemy,he modestly returned to his farm instead of taking a higher position/status.
-Devoted mother of the Gracchi brothers,who,pointing to her sons,exclaimed "These are my jewels,"
-Roman consul and general
-rushed into the midst of the enemy,sacrificing his life,bring victory to the Romans
-Displayed integrity of character by refusing to be bribed by Pyrrhus,the famous Greek general
Gracchi Brothers (Gauis and Tiberius)
-Sons of Cornelia
-Tribunes for the people
-Both showed sympathy for the underprivileged and tried to enact laws in their favor.
-In the course of duty,they were killed by their opponents
-Courageous Roman who defended a bridge over the Tiber to delay the Etruscans who were advancing on Rome
-Ordered to be burnt alive by King Porsena
-Showed extreme physical endurance and open defiance of the Etruscans by placing his right hand into the fire.
-Nicknamed "Scaevola"(means left-handed), because of the loss of his right hand.
-Roman general captured in the First Punic War.
-Kept his word of honor to return to his Carthaginian captors,though he knew it mesnt death.
Baucis and Philemon
An aged couple who having hospitably entertained Jupiter and Mercury,were later rewarded by the gods.
Ceres and Proserpina
-Ceres(Goddess of agriculuture) had a daughter named Proserpina was carried off by Pluto to the underworld.
-Through the intervention of Jupiter,it was arranged that Proserpina spend one-third of the year with Pluto
Daedalus and Icarus
-Daedalus,a craftsman,made the first successful flight by using wings fastened with wax.
-His son Icarudsdespite his father's warning,flew so near the sun that the wax melted. Icarus fell to the sea and drowned
-One of three Gorgons,pictured with wings/claws and a head covered with serpents
-Able to turn anyone to stone by looking at them
-Beheaded by Perseus
Orphesus and Eurydice
-Orpheus was a Greek poet enchanted by wild beasts,trees,and even rocks.
-When his wife Eurydice died he was able to bring her back only to lose her again when he gazed back.
Perseus and Andromeda
-Perseus slew a sea monster that threatened Andromeda's life. He later married the girl he saved
Pyramus and Thisbe
Famous lovers whose parents refused to give consent to their marriage.Their young lives ended in tragic death.