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A Literary device in which objects, persons, or actions are equated with secondary, figurative manings that underlie their literal meaning
Allegory
A two handled vessel used for oil or wine
amphora
the character that directly opposes the protagonist in drama or fiction
antagonist
a list of people, things or attributes, characteristic of biblical and homeric literature
catalog
a government in which supreme power is vested in the people
Democracy
a quesition and answer style of inquiry made famous by Socrates
dialectical method
a method of inquiry dependent on direct experience or observation
empirical method
a characterizing word or phrase; in Homeric verse, a compound adjuective used to identify a person or a thing
epithet
That branch of philosophy that sets forth the principles of human conduct.
ethics
excessive pride
hubris
the theory that holds that things in the material world are manifestations of an independent realm of unchanging, immaterial ideas of forms
Idealism (platonic)
a government in which power lies in the hands of an elite minority
oligarchy
the leading character in a play or a story
Protagonist
a deductive scheme of formal argument, consisting of two premises from which a conclusion may be drawn
syllogism
Goddess of love, beauty procreation
Aphrodite
God of solar light, medicine music
Apollo
God of wine vegetation
Dionysus
God of underworld
Hades
God of Strength courage
Heracles
Male messenger of the gods
Hermes
Goddess of underworld
Persephone
God of the Sea
Poseidon
King of the gods, sky
Zeus
Leading proponent of Athenian democracy
Pericles
Father of History
Herodotus
Character "Flaw" that would cause the tragic end of an older wise moble hero
hamartia
the technical term used by Aristotle to describe the emothinal effect of a tragic drama on the spectator
catharsis
Pillars of the Heroic code
Beauty, strength and intelligence