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09.01.11.Thursday - Classics30 Thursday September1 2011 TheWorldofthe Greeksand Romans Announcement Goals

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Classics 30 Thursday September 1,  2011 The World of the  Greeks and  Romans
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Announcement A description of the final has been posted  to the SmartSite in the “Final” folder in the  “Resources” section of the SmartSite.
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Goals To explore the world of the Greeks and  Romans and how it influenced English  vocabulary. 
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Classics Classics is the study of the Greeks and  Romans in the Ancient Mediterranean. We offer cultural and language courses You can learn Greek and Latin at UC Davis. The language courses are great for your  English. Visit us at classics.ucdavis.edu
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The Greek and Roman Worlds
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Greek Trade and Transport The Greeks were connected to each other by the sea and maritime transport.
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Greek Trade and Transport Some English words recall Greek trade and transport treasure (< θησαυρός) (= thesaurus) πλο τος = wealth plutocracy, plutocrat Pluto (= the Enricher), a euphemism for the God of the Underworld (“Hades”) because of underground precious metals plutonium < {pluto(n)} + {ium}, suffix for metal elements treasure (< θησαυρός) (= thesaurus)
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Greek Trade and Transport γορά = “gathering place,” then “market” agoraphobia μπόριον = emporium a trading station, market from μπορος {em/en} + {por(o)} = board (a ship), one who boards a ship = trader
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Greek Trade and Transport  =  ceanus = Ocean Ὠκεανός Ο {Atlas/Atlant} = Atlas Atlantic Ocean = Ocean of Atlas Atlas Mountains
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Roman Trade and Transport
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Roman Trade and Transport transport – {trans} + {port} (= “carry”) < Latin
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course CLASSICS 030 taught by Professor Rundin during the Summer '11 term at UC Davis.

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09.01.11.Thursday - Classics30 Thursday September1 2011 TheWorldofthe Greeksand Romans Announcement Goals

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