cista: Latin word for a container for personal items such as bathing and cosmetic implements

city-state: city and surrounding countryside under its influence; it was the primary political unit of classical Greece

clay: firm, fine-grained earth produced by the chemical decomposition of rocks; when mixed with water it is used to make bricks, pottery, and other ceramics

Cleopatra: Personal name of seven queens in the Ptolemaic (Greek) period of Egypt (332–30 B.C.); the most famous was Cleopatra VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler and lover of Mark Antony, who lost Egypt to the Roman armies of Octavian in 30 B.C.

core formed: the process of forming glass or bronze objects around an interior core, usually made of clay, sand, and/or dung

cult statue: a statue of a divinity worshipped in the shrine dedicated to that deity

Cupid: Roman god of love; known as Eros to the Greeks

Cycladic: referring to the ring of islands called the Cyclades that lie between Greece and Turkey