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  1. et al. / et alii
  2. alma mater
  3. Aesop
  4. Alps
  5. Chimera
  1. a Latin for "and the others" often used to shorten a list of many names.
  2. b a fire breathing monster which was a lioness with serpent for a tail and with a goat in the mid section.
  3. c nourishing mother; an institution of learning
  4. d Greek writer of fables that explain the benefit or harm of certain character traits in a variety of situations.
  5. e tall mountain chain spanning France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. breastplate; currently it means a source of protection for a group, individual, or idea.
  2. the people who inhabited central Italy before and during the early history of Rome.
  3. by virtue of the office; used to show some aspect a person controls by virtue of their role in another office
  4. a mythic creature with the torso and head of a man, but the body and legs of a horse. known for their battle with the lapiths in the attempted abduction of Hippodamia.
  5. Greek scientist/philosopher who is credited with discovering water displacement to find the volume/density of objects as well as many other scientific and mathematic discoveries. Famously associated with the exclamation "Eureka" (I found it!)"

5 True/False Questions

  1. Aeneas/AeneidVergil composed this epic in Latin about the difficulty the main character had in the fall of Troy and then his travels and battles to found Rome. He was the son of Venus and Anchises, son-in-law of King Priam, husband of Creusa then Lavinia in Italy. Father of Ascanius/Iulus. brought Trojan tradition to blend with central Italians


  2. antebellumbefore the war; commonly used to describe art, culture, etc. in US before the civil war era.


  3. Apenninesbreastplate; currently it means a source of protection for a group, individual, or idea.


  4. Cretethe bundled twigs around an ax which was the symbol of military control held by a dictator. fascists derive their name from this item.


  5. alumna/alumnaenourished girl/girls; female graduates of an institution.


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