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CLA219H1 Study Guide - Final Guide: Panegyric, Roman Naming Conventions, Lysistrata


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA219H1
Professor
Regina Höschele
Study Guide
Final

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CLA 219 – Finals Review – TERMS 11/20 – 12/04/12
11/20
- Amazons – a tribe of warrior women who cut off one breast to excel in archery;
procreate once a year, female children kept, male children given away or killed; self-
sufficient and live without men
- Dionysia – panhellenic festival honouring Dionysus in which Tragedies and Comedies
are performed; there’s a Lesser Dionysia and the City Dionysia (which is held in
Athens every 4 years)
- Gynaecocracy – lit., rule of woman; state controlled by women
- Lenaea – drama festival in which plays are performed, also held in Athens
- Oligarchy/ oligarchic – lit., rule of the few; state controlled by the aristocracy;
aristocratic rule
- Parodos – entrance of the chorus in a play
- Proboulos – magistrates; 10 of them make political decisions which the Assembly
votes on
- Prologos – prologue of the play**
- The Four hundred – oligarchic regime that was established around the period
Lysistrata is set (411)
11/27
- Antigonids – the dynasty founded by general Antigonus that held the Western part of
Alexander the Great’s empire (Macedonia and neighbouring territories)
- Bucolic – lit., pastoral
- Diadoch – Grk., heir, successors; Alex the Great’s generals were called this name
- Panegyric – song of praise
- Pastoral – idyllic, rural
- Ptolemaic – the dynasty founded by general Ptolemy that took control of Egypt in the
breakup of Alex the Great’s empire
- Ptolemies – the ruling clan of Hellenistic Egypt, 323 BC-30 AD
- Seleucids – the dynasty founded by general Seleucus that held the Eastern part of
Alex the Great’s empire (Near East, Persia – largest area)
12/04
- Ara Pacis – the altar built by Augustus and consecrated to Livia on her birthday, 30
Jan. 9 BC; not a sacrificial altar, more like a monument
- Cognomen – family / clan name
- Nomen gentile – nickname
- Patrician – Roman aristocrat
- Plebeian – Roman commoner
- Porticus Octaviae – 1st public building / space dedicated to and named after a woman
(Octavia); place in which sitting statue of Cornelia found, according to Pliny
- Praenomen – first (given) name
- Punic Wars – wars against the Carthaginians; main villain, Hannibal who almost
conquered Rome; Scipio Africanus, father of Cornelia, defeated Hannibal; Scipio
Aemilianus, Cornelia’s son-in-law, destroyed Carthage
- Tribune – a government official, representative