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WPC Gileskirk Final 2011
Disclaimer: These are my definition so I can't guarantee that they are all correct.
Terms in this set (125)
Is religion externalized. (Every aspect of our religion is shown in our culture)
Is our first principles and philosophies that effects our decision making.
"Fortress of First Principles," basis for Augustine's education system of the trivium. (grammar, logic, rhetoric)
He wrote the Iliad and Odyssey, was born on the Island of Chios, and was called the Blind Bard of Kings.
The study of essence and being.
A meter common in Epic poetry and characterized by lines measuring six dactyls each.
The study of how we know what we know.
A maritime civilization comprised of city-states and located at the Eastern end of the Mediterranean. They relied upon trade.
The study of the past to understand where we are in the present and where we are headed in the future.
The earliest form of written expression
A professional composer of poetry and songs. He would tell of the exploits of heroes.
Writing over old writing that are on an animal hide.
The war between Sparta and Troy over the abduction of Sparta's queen, Helena. The Trojans were defeated and Troy burned.
It means verily, truly, and so let it be. It is used to show strong approval.
A government where only a few people, who are or will become the aristocracy, rule.
A totalitarian centralized government which controls business and people.
The marriage of government and big business through governmental regulation.
Alexander the Great
The son of Philip II of Macedon who conquered much of Asia.
Destruction of Jerusalem
Occurred in 70 AD fulfilling Christ's prophecy. Made the disciples realize that the gospel was for the nations.
The belief that matter, creatures, and phenomena have souls. It is the worship of nature.
The belief in multiple gods, which are often assembled as a pantheon.
The dispersion of the Jews from Israel after the destruction of the first temple.
When something is based on and around a particular people.
Something with human attributes.
A mural done with water colors on wet plaster.
The German archeologist that discovered Troy's remains.
Was one of the Greek classical orders that was to mimic a grown woman.
One of the Greek classical orders that was to mimic a teenage girl.
Stands for Anno Domini which means in the year of our Lord. It is used to measure time since the birth of Christ.
Stands for Before Christ. Used to give the date of events before Christ's birth.
Means about this time. Used to give the general time of dates when the exact date is unknown.
Were huge masonry bridges with water running through them. Could go long distance without pumps and filtered water.
One of the Greek classical orders that was to mimic a grown man.
A mix of all three Greek classical orders which took into consideration human limitations.
The slight convexation of a column to compensate for its appearance of concavity to make it more appealing to the eye.
A circular tent on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia.
Was the summer capital of Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan.
The winter capital created by Kublai Khan.
The glorious capital city created by Darius. The city revolved around a massive palace complex.
Had great aspiration but was defeated by the Greeks. He also squandered his wealth building the new capital city of Susa.
One of Alexander's generals who took part of his empire after his death. He founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
Was a traveling prophet teaching a dualist worldview. He said man could decide between good and evil.
A nomadic people who under Genghis Khan conquered most of Asia and half of Europe. They were the swiftest and most savage conquers in history.
Paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it into strips and then pressing them together.
Means hidden people. They were warriors who could attack and then vanish from their pursuers.
Tyre and Sidon
Were powerful, rich, Phoenician trade city-states.
The name for the Celts by the Goths which means ardent earthiness.
Were skillfully crafted textiles made by the Phoenicians.
Cave of Adullam
The cave in which David and his men hid from Saul.
An ancient Indus civilization that stretched along the Indus River.
The primary religious language of India. Is a very ancient language.
An Indus Valley religion which had disappeared by Alexander's invasion.
Another Indus religion founded upon the teachings of Buddha, which was reincarnation.
A great Hindu or Buddist religious leader.
A Hindu and Buddist concept of a perfect state of nothingness.
The Hindu scriptures, which are the oldest Sanskrit writings.
The first recorded emperor of Japan.
A made up religion, which is a collection of myths, by the emperors to legitimize their reigns.
Izanagi & Izanami
Japanese myths say they came from heaven to create the Japanese deities after a turtle raised the islands of Japan.
Were Japanese warriors who either fought for the highest bidder or their lord. Eventually they took over the government.
Were Samurai mercenaries who took power of Japan. They were hereditary military dictators of Japan.
They knew the sciences and had a brutal imperial caste government. They lived in Central America.
They knew the sciences and had a brutal imperial caste government. They lived in South and Central America.
They knew the sciences and had a brutal imperial caste government. They lived in Peru.
Sprang up like the Indus valley civilization and looked like a Mesopotamian civilization. They were migratory.
A great civilization with large grid cities and libraries. It was built upon imperial conquest and slave labor.
Considered the wise man of Chinese history. His book of sayings has become a sort of Chinese Bible. While alive he was relatively unknown.
A Chinese religion based off of the teachings of Lao-Tzu.
Yin & Yang
The bringing together of opposites to create unity and to erase the lines of antithesis.
A Spanish soldier/explorer who went to South America.
A weak Persian king who lost his whole empire and family to Alexander the Great in a short period.
An Athenian statesman, orator, and general in Greece's golden age.
The Royal Road
The Persian road which originally went from the Nile to the Indus Valley and later to the center of China. It allowed the Persians to trade there.
Philip of Macedon
The father of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia. He was preparing for an invasion of Persian but was assassinated.
An empire founded on trade by Dido and other Phoenicians. It was absolutely destroyed by Rome, its only rival.
Were those who fought over and eventually ruled part of Alexander's empire.
A Phoenician woman who resigned her regency, due to her charge revolting, and left to found Carthage.
The father of Hannibal and a great general.
A Roman general and statesmen who attacked Carthage to force Hannibal to return home. It worked and Hannibal was defeated.
Was Alexander's war horse, which he was amazingly able to train.
Battle of Zama
The battle in Africa between Hannibal and Scipio in which Hannibal was defeated for the first time and opened Rome's way to Carthage.
A Roman general who was made dictator after many victories. He ordered Julius to divorce his wife.
The Roman elite who governed over the region of Rome. Some of them were poor.
The Roman commoners, or middle class, which governed over the provinces and slaves.
Representatives of the Populus and Imperium who gathered to vote.
Was elected by local governments which ruled the region of Rome. It lasted for around five hundred years.
There were two who were chosen by the senate. They acted like the presidents of the senate and had equal power but different responsibilities.
Were elected by the senate for a one year term as the governor of a province.
The belief that everything is nice and cute and will end with a happily ever after.
The Roman belief of what it means to be a good citizen.
Those that elected who would represent them in the Comita Assembly.
The military which chose who would represent its Roman interests in the Comita Assembly.
The belief that the realms of thought and deed are separate.
Previously known as Gaius Octavius. He was a follower of Julius Caesar who was later made dictator.
The Roman word for aura of power. Was a title for Octavius.
Was the term for high priest because it meant highest bridge builder, which is a mediator.
A troublesome Roman territory of which Octavius had command and eventually subdued.
A Gaelic chieftain who united that Gauls against the Romans but was unsuccessful.
Was the Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula.
The wife of Julius Caesar. He refused to divorce her choosing rather to go into exile.
Ides of March
The day on which Julius Cesar was murdered. It is said a soothsayer predicted it.
The river which marks the boundary of Rome and which Julius famously crossed.
The third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Village of Epirus
Another troublesome post held by Octavius which he subdued.
A Roman monument dipecting Trajan's conquests.
Means the Peace of Rome. Was a long period of time in which relative peace was maintained.
The part of the Roman army which designed, maintained, and built structures and roads
The Latin numeral for a thousand. A Roman mile was a thousand legionaries strides.
A Roman writer born in a wealthy equestrian family. Known for authoring the Controversiae
A cruel Roman dictator whose mother murdered him to put him in power and was later murdered by him.
Referring to a dam which the Romans used to dry a section of a river so that they could build their structures.
The theater in Jerash. It has amazing acoustics which enable a whisper in the right spot to be heard by everyone.
Magna Africana Antiquitas
Means the antiquity of great Africa. The worldview throughout Africa's history is an improvisational one.
Was a triumvirate the most sophisticated civilization of Africana Antiquitas.
It was used as a slave trading center and a sending point for many trading stations by Europeans, who gave it its name.
It was renowned for its musical innovations and was on the far southern coast of the gold coast.
Queen of Sheba
The same queen who came to hear Solomon's wisdom. She is believed to have founded the Ethiopian empire.
It was a nation closely resembling Egypt, which it outlasted, and Ethiopia. It was never conquered by the Romans.
A belief that there are hidden things which can be learned. It was the belief of Augustine as a youth because it allowed him to be intellectual and debauched.
Ambrose of Milan
The bishop of Milan who converted Augustine due to his intellectual superiority and arguments.
The school Augustine founded in Hippo to teach his Trivium to new Christian students.
Augustine's belief of a succession of knowledge. The stages are Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric
It means right believing.
It means right doing.
Was a Jewish rebel army that took over Judea after Antiochus Epiphany's cruelties.
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