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Carthage an ancient Phoenician city-state founded in the ninth century B.C. near the site of modern Tunis and destroyed in 146 B.C. by the Romans.
Cheng Tang first leader of the Shang dynasty of China, ruling in approximately the seventeenth century B.C.E. (exact dates contested).
choline a vitamin of the vitamin B complex, found in most animal and vegetable foods.
Chou the third dynasty in China, about 1122 to 256 B.C.
Cleopatra a queen of Egypt (69-30 B.C.).
cobalamin vitamin B-12.
commutative in mathematics, interchangeable in order, as the terms in the equation, a + b = b + a. [1/2 definitions]
Confucius a Chinese philosopher whose ethical teachings were introduced into Chinese religion; K'ung Fu-tzu (551?-479? B.C.).
consonant a sound in a language made by constricting or diverting the flow of air through the mouth using the tongue, teeth, lips, or other speech organs. The sounds represented by the letters "d," "k," "b," "s," and "m" are examples of consonants in English. [1/6 definitions]
Cro-Magnon a Caucasoid type of human that lived in Europe from about 60,000 B.C. to about 10,000 B.C.
Dead Sea Scrolls scrolls dating from about 100 B.C. to 70 A.D. that were found in caves above the Dead Sea, and that contain scriptural and other writings of a Jewish religious community.
decemvir one of a council of ten members that drew up the first code of Roman laws in 450 B.C. [1/2 definitions]
Elijah according to the Old Testament, a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century B.C.
Epicurus a Greek philosopher (342?-270 B.C.).
Essene a member of an ascetic Jewish sect of mystics that existed from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.
Etruria an ancient country and civilization that flourished in the sixth century B.C. in west central Italy.
Euclid a Greek mathematician and teacher (third century B.C.).
Euripides a Greek dramatist (480?-406? B.C.).
Ezekiel according to the Old Testament, a major Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C. [1/2 definitions]
folacin a compound found in leafy green vegetables, essential in human nutrition for the production of blood cells, amino acids, and nucleic acids, and considered to be part of the vitamin B complex.
Great Pyramid of Giza a limestone and granite pyramid, which is the oldest and only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built circa 2500 B.C.E. as a memorial and tomb for King Khufu, the second king of the fourth Egyptian dynasty.