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CLE Level Intro. A - K. AD/anno Domini. In the year of our Lord AUC/ Ab Urbe Condita CE/Common Era. AM/Ante Meridiem. Before noon. Achilles’ Heel. A tragically weak or vulnerable point. ad infinitum. To infinity…and beyond. ad nauseam. To the point of (sea) sickness. Aegean Sea.

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ad anno domini
AD/anno Domini
  • In the year of our Lord
  • AUC/AbUrbe Condita
  • CE/Common Era
am ante meridiem
AM/Ante Meridiem
  • Before noon
achilles heel
Achilles’ Heel
  • A tragically weak or vulnerable point
ad infinitum
ad infinitum
  • To infinity…and beyond
ad nauseam
ad nauseam
  • To the point of (sea) sickness
agenda
agenda
  • Things to be done
agora forum
agora/forum
  • Agwra/forum
ambrosia nectar
ambrosia & nectar
  • Food and drink of the gods
apollo apollo
Apollo/Apollo
  • Delos
  • Delphi
apple of discord
apple of discord
  • Eris
  • Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
ares mars
Ares/Mars
  • God of War
ariadne
Ariadne
  • Cretan Princess
  • Some-time bride of Theseus, Dionysus
athena minerva
Athena/Minerva
  • Mentes, Parthenos
athena minerva1
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.
atlas
Atlas
  • Titan
  • Father of the Hesperides, Calypso
atrium
atrium
  • Entry room of a house or building
  • Atrus-a-um - black
augustus
Augustus
  • Octavian
  • Great nephew & heir of Caesar
  • 31, near Actium on Ionian Sea, defeats Antony and Cleopatra
  • 27, Augustus, the First Emperor
caesar
Caesar
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
  • Ides of March 44 BC
carpe diem
carpe diem
  • Seize the day
  • Quam credulensminimunpostero
carthage
Carthage
  • Dido
  • Punic Wars
  • Hannibal
cave canem
cave canem
  • Beware of the dog
cerberus
Cerberus
  • Pluto’s pet
chaos
Chaos
  • Caos
  • Nothingness, a void
charon
Charon
  • Ferryman of the Styx
colosseum
Colosseum
  • Flavian Amphitheatre
consul
consul

Co-head of Republican Government, two per annum

cornucopia
cornucopia
  • Horn of plenty
cronus saturn
Cronus/Saturn
  • Son of Uranus and Gaia
  • King of the Titans
cyclops
Cyclops
  • Also sons of Uranus and Gaia
  • Locked in Tartarus, freed by Saturn
  • Polyphemus
delphic oracle
Delphic Oracle
  • Apollo
  • The Python
  • Pythia
demeter ceres
Demeter/Ceres
  • Goddess of Harvest
e pluribus unum
e pluribus unum
  • Vergil, lettuce
e g exempli gratia
e.g./exempli gratia
  • Many people like food for breakfast e.g. eggs
elysian fields elysium
Elysian Fields/Elysium
  • The home of the blessed
eros cupid
Eros/Cupid
  • God of Desire
  • Son of Aphrodite/Venus
et tu brute
Et tu, Brute?
  • Ides of March, 44 BC
  • Kai su, teknon
etc et cetera
etc./et cetera
  • And the other (things)
ex libris
ex libris
  • From the books
fates moirae parcae
Fates, moirae, parcae
  • Clotho spins it
  • Lachesis measures it
  • Atropos cuts it
finis
finis
  • The end (of a scene)
  • Finisterre
fresco mosaic
fresco/mosaic
  • Fresh painting, accomplished on drying plaster
  • Matrix of tesserae
furies
furies
  • Erinyes: Alecto, Tisiphone, Megaera
  • Euminides
golden fleece
Golden fleece
  • Colchis
  • King Aetees, Jason, Medea
  • Simple gold panning or an Allegory of Metallurgy?
gorgons
Gorgons
  • Stheno, Euryale and Medusa
hades pluto
Hades/Pluto
  • Underworld
  • Husband to Proserpina
hannibal
Hannibal
  • Carthaginian general, 2nd Punic War
  • Elephants
  • Cannae
  • Zama, 202 BC
hector
Hector
  • Man-killing Hektor
  • Champi0n of Troy
  • Doppelganger of Achilles
helen
Helen
  • Of Troy…but she’s actually Greek.
hera juno
Hera/Juno
  • Sister /wife of Zeus
  • Mother of Hephaestus
  • Enemy of Aeneas
heracles hercules
Heracles/Hercules
  • Strangled serpents
  • 12 Labors
  • Argo
hermes mercury
Hermes/Mercury
  • Messenger god
hestia vesta
Hestia/Vesta
  • Goddess of the Hearth
homer
Homer
  • Iliad, rage
  • Odyssey, man
  • Chios
i v x l c d m
I, V, X, L, C, D, M
  • 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000
i e id est
i.e./id est
  • That is (to say)
icarus daedalus
Icarus & Daedalus
  • Boy who flew too high & his inventor father
  • Escape from Crete
  • Hubis
ides of march
Ides of March
  • 15 March 44 BC
  • Usually on the 13th
  • Kalends, nones, ides
iliad
Iliad
  • IllionIllium= Troy
  • 2nd century BC, Alexandria
jason
Jason
  • …And the Argonauts
  • Argonautica
  • Medea
  • Colchis
jove jovial
Jove, jovial
  • Juppiter
  • Jovial=sanguine, happy, ebullient