The word sybaritic, meaning luxurious or indulgent, comes from the ancient Greek city Sybaris. Known for the luxurious lifestyle of its residents, Sybaris is reputed to have enacted the first noise ordinance in recorded history, back in the 6th century B.C. It required artisans and tradesmen to do their noisy work outside the city limits. Even roosters who crowed at sunrise were banned so as not to disturb the Sybarites’ peace of mind.
Which North Carolina institution was called Trinity College from 1859 to 1924, when it was renamed in honor of its chief benefactor?
A) Duke University
B) Elon University
C) Johnson C. Smith University
D) Wake Forest University
Previous answer: Capturing Cerberus, the three-headed dog was one of the 12 labors of Hercules in Greek mythology.
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