a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of a people, or something in the natural world
words or actions that are part of a religious ceremony
a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess
to build
a story meant to teach a lesson
the custom of passing along stories by speech
a story written in the form of a play
a play or film in which characters fail to overcome serious problems
a play or film that tells a humorous story
a fight or disagreement
a distinctive form or type of something
Greek teachers of philosophy, reasoning, and public speaking
the art of public speaking and debate
to refuse to accept or consider
to make information public; to tell a secret
philosophical method of questioning to gain truth
in spite of, regardless of
human beings, persons
to observe or study by examining closely and questioning systematically
a set of promises about patient care that new doctors make when they start practicing medicine
to bring into existence; to produce by a course of action
by choice or free will; willingly
part of an army in which the soldiers ride horses
to follow in order to capture or defeat
the time period following the death of Alexander during which Greek culture spread through the known world
to search for
the philosophy of Epicurus, stating that the purpose of life is to look for happiness and peace
the philosophy of the Stoics who believed that people should not try to feel joy or sadness
a group of various kinds of people living in a particular area or a common location
the outer border of a circle; the measurement of that border
a procedure or process; a way of doing something
free from error; in agreement with truth
a branch of mathematics centered around measurement and relationships of points, lines, angles, and surfaces of figures on a plane
a branch of mathematics about measurement and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional space

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