5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- errare humanum est
- a the study of the origin of language, the words themselves, and the change in definition of words.
- b the mountain range running north to south that forms a spine in the center of the Italian peninsula.
- c Latin for "to err is human" the idea that humans are by nature fallible
- d 50 women who killed their husbands on their wedding night; depicted as being tortured in Hades as having to carry water in leaky jugs thus never completing their task into eternity.
- e legendary "city in/under the sea" referenced by Plato, it is a metaphor for a city-state of great power, technological advancement.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Greco-Roman spring time festivals to honor the god of wine; often accompanied by theatrical performances and became synonymous with drunken debauchery.
- Greek writer of fables that explain the benefit or harm of certain character traits in a variety of situations.
- Latin derivative meaning "warlike, hostile"
- before the war; commonly used to describe art, culture, etc. in US before the civil war era.
- a region in Rome along the Tiber river, home of the Pantheon and Theater of Pompey. North of the Capitoline Hill, this low-lying area was used as a training ground for soldiers.
5 True/False questions
Etruscans → the bundled twigs around an ax which was the symbol of military control held by a dictator. fascists derive their name from this item.
bona fide → in good faith. means something that is done in a sincere attempt.
alpha and omega → the first and last letters respectively of the Greek alphabet
Archimedes → a fire breathing monster which was a lioness with serpent for a tail and with a goat in the mid section.
amphitheater → a tall, 2 handled vase/urn often used to carry wine.