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Ch. 3 Vocab

QuestionAnswer
Xenia gift exchange and guest-friendship among aristocrats
"Always to be the best and to be eminent beyond others" Self explanatory
arete especial skill or excellence
time honor
hubris excessive pride or self-confidence
agon contest
Patroklos friend of Achilles who died at Troy (Illiad)
Achilles hero of the Illiad
hoi polloi "the many" referring to the common not aristocrat
Agememnon "best of spearmen"
lump of pig iron Achronism - inconsistency in the timeline - lump of iron in the bronze age?
kerdos seeker of profit
kleos glory (seeker of glory)
suitors people watching
contest of the bow contest to shoot arrow through sockets of axe-heads; for Penelopa and the kingdom
Created by: berge