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					Historical/Cultural Context:         Connotations:
                                     Human sacrifice, death, offering.
_______ - ________


Character in Greek Mythology.




                                Tantalus
                                     Explanation:
                                     Tantalus was welcomed to Zeus’ table and stole
                                     food for his people. He also revealed the secrets of
                                     the gods. As an offering to the gods, Tantalus
                                     sacrificed his son, Pelops, by chopping him up and
                                     boiling him. The gods were aware of his plan and
                                     did not eat; Zeus ordered Fate to resurrect Pelops.
                                     Tantalus’ punishment was to stand beneath a fruit
                                     tree in a pool of water and anytime he reached for
                                     food, the branches would move up, as the water
                                     would recede anytime he reached for water.
                                     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalus
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                                          Bribery, death, betrayal, cheating, liar, sin.
30AD - 33AD


A bribe taken by Judas to betray Jesus.




                    thirty pieces of silver
                                           Explanation:

                                           According to the Gospel of John, Judas carried the
                                           disciples’ money bag and betrayed Jesus for a bribe of
                                           thirty pieces of silver. In return, he turned Jesus over to
                                           the high priest, who in turn, handed him over to the
                                           soldiers of Pontius Pilate. Once handed over, he was
                                           crucified by Pontius Pilate on the cross.



                                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot
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                                                           Mirror, murky, dense, dark, morbid.
Biblical Times


The allusion comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12, “for
now we see through a glass, darkly.”




                 through a glass darkly
                                                             Explanation:
                                                             The Apostle Paul writes, in 1 Corinthians 13:12,
                                                             that we as humans do not see clearly through
                                                             the glass, or mirror, and that at the end of time
                                                             humans will see what is meant to seen.




                                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Corinthians_13#.22Through_a_Glass.2C_Darkly.22
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Biblical Times                                        Languages, countries, ignorance, boasting,
                                                      greatness, power

The Tower of Babel explains the origin of different
countries and languages due to one man’s
ignorance.




                             Tower of Babel
                                                      Explanation:
                                                      The Tower of Babel was built in the city of Babel,
                                                      known for a united humanity and being the first city
                                                      built after the Great Flood. King Nimrod insisted
                                                      that there be a tower built so that its top would be
                                                      in the heavens. However the tower was not built
                                                      to honor or worship God, and seeing the people
                                                      sin against him, he confused their languages and
                                                      scattered people across the Earth.


                                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel
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1194–1184 BC                                     Sneaky, stealthy, dark, deceiving, fascinating,
                                                 immense

The strategy used by the Greeks to conquer the
city of Troy.




                               Trojan Horse
                                                 Explanation:


                                                 The Trojans were overjoyed to see that the Greeks
                                                 had burned camp and set sail for home. The giant
                                                 Trojan horse was brought inside the city walls,
                                                 planning to dedicate it to Athena. The Greeks,
                                                 however, had hidden inside the structure and took
                                                 over the city of Troy successfully.



                                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_War
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__________                                      Heaven, paradise, dreamland, perfect, precise,
                                                ideal

Utopia is the term used for an ideal society.




                                          Utopia
                                                Historical/Cultural Context:

                                                The word Utopia has been used to describe
                                                intentional communities, which attempt to create
                                                an ideal society, and fictional societies shown
                                                throughout literature.




                                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia
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June 18, 1815                                         Defeat, final, loss, collapse, breakdown, ruin,
                                                      ambush, death.

Napoleon's last battle which ended his reign as the
French Emperor.




                                     Waterloo
                                                      Explanation:
                                                      The battle of Waterloo, in Belgium, was the last
                                                      battle for Napoleon Bonaparte. The battle marked
                                                      the end of The Hundred Days, and also ended
                                                      Napoleon’s defeat and the loss of his authoritative
                                                      position as the Emperor of France, leaving
                                                      thousands dead.



                                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo

				
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