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Lecture 5

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA201H5
Professor
Lisa Trentin
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 5 May-22-13 10:15 AM dia/GNO/stic AUT/OP/sy - p.66 Greek Plurals - English word very often (but not always) use Greek plural endings - There are the plural of the suffixes we've been introduced to Contextualizing Scientific Terms - Many of the scientific terms that have comedown to us today are heavily influenced by the Classical (Greek and Roman) tradition. This includes: ○ MythologicalAssociations - Classical Mythology ClassicalMythology - Classical myths are alluded to in scientific naming particularly in astronomy,chemistry, and biology ○ An EtymologicalDictionary of Classical Mythology - ASTRONOMY: planets, constellations, stars and satellites,etc. ○ ASTR/o/nomy ○ E.g. Hydra - a large southern constellation ○ E.g. Hydra - a satellite of Pluto - ZOOLOGY: animal classification, naming, habits, etc. ○ E.g. Hydra - polyp form organism Herakles and 12 Labours Alcema + Zeus = Greek hero Herakles (Latin, Herc
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