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CLE Test 1

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AD/anno Domini
year of the Lord
AM/ante meridiem
morning time
ad infinitum
indefinitely
ad nauseam
to the point of disgust
Aegean Sea
where King Aegeus died
agenda
to-do list
agora/forum
marketplace
ambrosia
food of the gods
Aphrodite/Venus
goddess of love and beauty
Apollo
god of light,music,prophecy
apple of discord
Eris' apple causing strife
aqueduct
brought water to Roman cities
Arachne
changed into a spider
Artemis/Diana
goddess of hunt
Ares/Mars
god of war
Ariadne
helped Theseus defeat Minotaur
Athena/Minerva
goddess of wisdom
Athens
Athena's city
Atlas
Titan who held up the sky
atrium
Roman hallway
Augustus
Octavian's title
Caesar
famous Roman general
carpe diem
seize the day
Chaos
formless universe
Charon
ferryman to Hades
Circus Maximus
Roman racetrack
Colosseum
Rome's amphitheater
Achilles' heel
a weakness
cave canem
beware of dog
Carthage
Rome's African enemy
Adriatic Sea
Italy's eastern sea
aegis
Zeus' protection
Aeneas
Rome's Trojan founder
Aeneid
Vergil's story of Aeneas
alma mater
foster mother (school)
alpha & omega
beginning & end
Alps
Italy's northern mountains
alter ego
a second self
alumna/alumnus
school graduate
amor omnia vincit
love conquers all
antebellum
before a war
Apennines
Italy's central mountains
Acropolis
Athens' hilltop
bona fide
in good faith
Capitoline Hill
Hill of Rome with Jupiter Temple
Cerberus
Hades' 3-headed guard dog
Chimera
lion,goat,snake monster
consul
chief Roman executive
cornucopia
horn of plenty
Cronus/Saturn
swallowed olympians
Cyclops
one-eyed giants
Delphic Oracle
Apollo's oracle
Demeter/Ceres
goddess of harvest
Dionysus/Bacchus
god of wine
e pluribus unum
one from many
e.g./exempli gratia
for example
ego
personal self
Elysian Fields/Elysium
place of blessed after death
epic
long poem about a hero
Eros/Cupid
god of love
Et tu, Brute
Caesar's dying words
etc/et cetera
and others
ex libris
from the collection of
fates
decided mortals' lifespan
finis
the end
fresco
plaster painting
furies
avenging spirits
Golden Fleece
what Jason sought
Gorgons
snake-haired sisters
Hades/Pluto
god of underworld
Hannibal
Carthaginian general
Hector
Trojan warrior
Helen
kidnapped wife of Menelaus
Hephaestus/Vulcan
god of fire
Hera/Juno
queen of the gods
Heracles/Hercules
hero of 12 labors
Hermes/Mercury
messenger of the gods
Hestia/Vesta
goddess of the hearth
Homer
author of Iliad/Odyssey
i.e./id est
that is
Icarus
flew too close to sun
Daedalus
ancient inventor
Ides of March
time of Caesar's death
Iliad
story of Trojan War
in loco parentis
in place of a parent
in memoriam
to the memory of
errare humanum est
to err is human
et al./et alii
and others
Etruscans
advanced Italian people
Eurydice
Orpheus' wife
ex officio
by virtue of office
Excelsior!
higher
fasces
ax/rod bundle symbol of consul
fortuitous
fortunate
Ge/Gaea
mother earth
homo sapiens
term for humans
Hydra
100-headed serpent