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51 Cards in this Set

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Solon
wise ruler, wise statesman, senator
marathon
26.2 mile race
academy
school or learned society
arcadian
peaceful, rustic, calm, simple
Croesus
rich man (but sometimes bad things happen afterwards to taht person)
cynic
someone who sarcastically doubts human motives, doesn't really believe in other people
draconian
severe,over the top strict
epicure
food snob
cut the Gordian knot
solve a difficult problem by drastic measures
helot
slave, underling
laconic
brief, concise, to the point, doesn't use extra words
mausoleum
large tomb
meander
follow a winding course, don't take a direct route
ostracize
exclude from society, kick out
philippic
speak nastily about someone else
Pyrrhic victory
victory won, but you've lost almost more than you've gained
solecism
social blunder
sophistry
using false arguments to mislead, try to get someone to believe what you want
spartan
simple, disciplined, rigorous
stoic
showing no emotion
sword of Damocles
constantly threatening danger
sybarite
someone who likes luxury and pleasure
Achilles' heel
weak spot
adonis
hot dude, hansome young man
aegis
sponsorship or protection
aeolian
produced by the wind
amazon
powerful, masculine woman
atlas
collection of maps
Cassandra
someone who warns of coming danger but is ignored
chimera
something that couldn't really happen, couldn't really exist
elysium
place or state of happiness
halcyon
calm, peaceful
herculean
very strong
hydra
an evil thing very difficult to get rid of
labyrinth
maze
mentor
close relationship to someone who guides you
midas
very rich man
myrmidon
subordinate who obeys orders without questioning them, even cruel ones
narcissim
in love with yourself
nemesis
someone who inflicts retribution, "pay back"
nestor
elder statesman, wise couselor
odyssey
long journey
oedipus complex
in love with your mother, hate your father
olympian
exalted, majestic
paean
song of praise
procrustean
forcing rigid conformity
protean
able to change
siren
seductive woman, dangerous
stentorian
very loud
stygian
dark and gloomy
tantalize
to torment as though offering something desireable but keeping it out of reach