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ancient Greece
used in The Lightning Thief

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the Greek culture that provided much of the foundation of Western Civilization; from about 750BC to 146 BC (when Rome conquered Greece)
  • I was too shocked to register that he'd just cursed in Ancient Greek, and I'd understood him perfectly.
    Chapter 3 (95% in)
  • I could start at any point in my short miserable life to prove it, but things really started going bad last May, when our sixth-grade class took a field trip to Manhattan— twenty-eight mental-case kids and two teachers on a yellow school bus, heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at ancient Greek and Roman stuff.
    Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • The landscape was dotted with buildings that looked like ancient Greek architecture-an open-air pavilion, an amphitheater, a circular arena-except that they all looked brand new, their white marble columns sparkling in the sun.
    Chapter 5 (27% in)
  • That's because your mind is hardwired for ancient Greek.
    Chapter 6 (75% in)
  • Each morning I took Ancient Greek from Annabeth, and we talked about the gods and goddesses in the present tense, which was kind of weird.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • I discovered Annabeth was right about my dyslexia: Ancient Greek wasn't that hard for me to read.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • Chiron shouted something in Ancient Greek, which I would realize, only later, I had understood perfectly: "Stand ready!
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
  • She carried a book on famous classical architecture, written in Ancient Greek, to read when she got bored, and a long bronze knife, hidden in her shirt sleeve.
    Chapter 10 (5% in)
  • " 'Riptide,' " I translated, surprised the Ancient Greek came so easily.
    Chapter 10 (26% in)
  • They lashed their whips at Annabeth while she waved her knife and yelled in Ancient Greek, telling them to back off.
    Chapter 10 (87% in)
  • That's an ancient Greek saying that translated pretty well into American.
    Chapter 17 (48% in)
  • He limped toward me, muttering ancient Greek curses.
    Chapter 20 (81% in)
  • It was an Ancient Greek city, except it wasn't in ruins.
    Chapter 21 (22% in)
  • They had a quick, intense discussion in Ancient Greek.
    Chapter 21 (49% in)

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