Tarquinia: an ancient Etruscan city north of Rome

terracotta: fired (baked) clay, used for sculpture and architectural ornaments, often painted

tesserae: small cubes of stone or glass, set in mortar (cement) and arranged in designs to form a mosaic

Thebes: city in southern Egypt that was a major administrative center; site of the great temple of Amun at Karnak

Theseus: legendary king of Athens who killed the Minotaur in the Labyrinth of King Minos of Crete

thyrsos: staff made of a pinecone-topped fennel stalk carried by followers of the god Dionysos; plural is thyrsoi

toga: mantle or robe, usually woolen, worn by Roman citizens as a sign of their citizenship

Trajan: emperor of Rome from A.D. 98–117