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  1. CLELevel Intro A - K

  2. AD/anno Domini • In the year of our Lord • AUC/AbUrbe Condita • CE/Common Era

  3. AM/Ante Meridiem • Before noon

  4. Achilles’ Heel • A tragically weak or vulnerable point

  5. ad infinitum • To infinity…and beyond

  6. ad nauseam • To the point of (sea) sickness

  7. Aegean Sea

  8. Aegean Sea

  9. agenda • Things to be done

  10. agora/forum • Agwra/forum

  11. ambrosia & nectar • Food and drink of the gods

  12. Aphrodite/Venus

  13. Apollo/Apollo • Delos • Delphi

  14. apple of discord • Eris • Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

  15. aqueduct

  16. Arachne

  17. Ares/Mars • God of War

  18. Ariadne • Cretan Princess • Some-time bride of Theseus, Dionysus

  19. Artemis/Diana • Delos

  20. Athena/Minerva • Mentes, Parthenos

  21. Athena/Minerva • Odyssey, Athena goes to Telemachus disguised as the family friend, Mentes. • “Mentes” tells T. to call a meeting to remove his mother’s (Penelope) suitors and come with “him” to Pylos and Sparta to learn of his father, Odysseus.

  22. Athens/Acropolis

  23. Atlas • Titan • Father of the Hesperides, Calypso

  24. atrium • Entry room of a house or building • Atrus-a-um - black

  25. Augustus • Octavian • Great nephew & heir of Caesar • 31, near Actium on Ionian Sea, defeats Antony and Cleopatra • 27, Augustus, the First Emperor

  26. Caesar • Gaius Julius Caesar • Ides of March 44 BC

  27. carpe diem • Seize the day • Quam credulensminimunpostero

  28. Carthage • Dido • Punic Wars • Hannibal

  29. cave canem • Beware of the dog

  30. Cerberus • Pluto’s pet

  31. Chaos • Caos • Nothingness, a void

  32. Charon • Ferryman of the Styx

  33. Circus Maximus

  34. Colosseum • Flavian Amphitheatre

  35. consul Co-head of Republican Government, two per annum

  36. cornucopia • Horn of plenty

  37. Cronus/Saturn • Son of Uranus and Gaia • King of the Titans

  38. Cyclops • Also sons of Uranus and Gaia • Locked in Tartarus, freed by Saturn • Polyphemus

  39. Delphic Oracle • Apollo • The Python • Pythia

  40. Demeter/Ceres • Goddess of Harvest

  41. Dionysus/Bacchus

  42. e pluribus unum • Vergil, lettuce

  43. e.g./exempli gratia • Many people like food for breakfast e.g. eggs

  44. ego • I

  45. Elysian Fields/Elysium • The home of the blessed

  46. epic

  47. Eros/Cupid • God of Desire • Son of Aphrodite/Venus

  48. Et tu, Brute? • Ides of March, 44 BC • Kai su, teknon

  49. etc./et cetera • And the other (things)

  50. ex libris • From the books