Humanities Mod 2.docx - Lyre A string instrument like a u-shaped harp known for its use by the classical Greeks Hubris Greek word for excessive pride

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Lyre A string instrument like a u-shaped harp known for its use by the classical Greeks. Hubris Greek word for excessive pride, presumption of arrogance (originally toward the gods) The Forms Plato's concept that there are ideal essences (The Forms) of objects or things. Humanism The study of the creative and intellectual contributions of all human cultures. Epic A long poem recounting in elevated style the deeds of a legendary hero; any narrative work (novel, drama, film) dealing with epic themes. Democracy Government of direct rule by the people, a form developed by the Greeks. Skepticism A philosophy that maintains that there can be no certainty in human knowledge and that mankind should continually be involved with finding the truth. Philosopher King A hypothetical ruler Doric Order The simplest of the classical Greek architectural styles featuring unadorned columns with no base. Corinthian Order The most decorative of the classical Greek architectural styles, featuring a fluted column shaft, capitals with flowers and leaves below a small scroll, and a large base; used more by Romans.

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