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brilliant Frech philosopher and scholastic theologian and a very popular lecturer at St. Genevieve and Notre Dame
Pierre Abelard
emphasized rational inquiry in theology and espoused Aristotelian logic over Platonic theory
Pierre Abelard
niece of Canon Fulbert of Notre Dame seduced by ________
heloise seduced by abelard
secretely married after their son Astrolabe was born
abelard and heloise
became a nun; became a monk
heloise
abelard
castrated
abelard
buried in a single tomb
abelard and heloise
references to immortal, tragic lovers
abelard and heloise
son of king david
absalom
rebelled against his father an was killed by joab
absalom
the loss t a father of a favorite, handsom, popular but rebellious son
absalom, o my son
one of the four fivers in Hades
acheron
means the river of woe or the river of pain
acheron
son of peleus and thetis
achilles
leading greek hero in the trojan war, whose story is related in homer's illiad
achilles
had a feud with agamemnon and its resolution is the central theme of the iliad
achilles
killed by a wound in his only vulnerable spot, his heel
achilles
any point of particular vulnerability
"achilles heel"
achilles mother dipped him in the river
styx
a hunter in greek legent who accidentally saw artemis in her bath
actaeon
the chaste goddess of the hunt
artemis
transformed into a stag by artemis and then ripped to pieces by his hounds
actaeon
surpassingly handsome youth
adonis
loved by aphrodite
adonis
goddess of love
aphrodite
killed by a wild boar
adonis
the boar that killed adonis could have been _____
ares, aphrodite's lover in disguise
the anemone flower grew up from his blood
adonis
young man of godlike beauty
adnois
son of anchises and aphrodite
aeneas
trojan warrior who appears in homer's iliad but is better known as the hero of Vergil's epic the Aeneid
aeneas
determined to escape from burning troy, and after many years of wandering and hardship, to land in italy where his descendants will found a new city and an empire that ill hold sway over the ntion
aeneas
archetypal hero like odysseus
aeneas
the traits piety and faithfulness to family and tradition are most closely associated with
aeneas
vergil's epic poem, in latin hexameter verse
aeneid
made of 12 books; recounts the adventures of aeneas from the time he fled the sack of troy until the fight in which he killed turnus, the chief warrior of the latins, in a duel recalling the battle between achilles and hector
aeneid
founders of rome
romulus and remus
god of the winds, ruler of a floating island
aeolus
extends hospitality to odysseus and his men on their long trip home folloing the trojan war
aeolus
refers to storms or winds
aeolian
an instrument that makes music by the action of the wind on stretched strings
aeolian harp
earliest of the 3 great Greek writers of tragedies
aeschylus
wrote 90 plays, 7 survived including the suppliants, the persians, the seven against thebes, and prometheus bound, and agamemnon, the libation bearers, eumenides
aeschylus
about the persian war
the persians by aeschylus
excessive pride
hubris
famous writer of fables, mainly about animals
aesop
his fables were not actually written by him: he either collected existing ones or wrote them in prose
aesop
his fables are used to illustrate a universal myth
aesop
son of atreus, husband of clytemnestra, father of orestes, electra, and iphigenia, brother of menelaus
agamemnon
king of mycenae, the most powerful city of the achaeans
agamemnon
chosen leader of the expedition against troy (when helen, the wife of menelaus, as taken by paris to that city)
agamemnon
offered his daughter iphigenia as a sacrifice to artemis incurring the hatred of clytemnestra
agamemnon
was murdered in his bath by clytemnestra and aegisthus, her lover
agammnon
his death was avengedd by electra and orestes
agamemnon
most remembered for his military prowess and his tragic death
agamemnon