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Which Greek philosopher espoused the theory: 'Nature abhors a vacuum'?
Thomas Jefferson was credited with the phrase 'E pluribus unum', but from what ancient Roman did Jefferson obtain this idea?
Cato the Elder
Which writer coined the Golden Mean, 'aurea mediocritas'?
Shakespeare wrote in Othello 'will as tenderly be led by the nose, as asses are', but from which writer did he obtain the idea?
Which writer took the phrase 'a thousand ships form a Greek union' and combined it to say 'the face that launched a thousand ships'?
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