5-Letter History Chain #3

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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Last updated: February 21, 2019
First submittedFebruary 21, 2019
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U.S. state once an independent country
Texas
Country formed by the union of
Castille and Aragon
Spain
Marilyn Monroe's real first name
Norma
Open air gathering place in ancient Greece;
some people have a "phobia" of them
Agora
He wrote many fables including
"The Tortoise and the Hare"
Aesop
Christian term for a person who practiced
polytheist religions
Pagan
Person, such as a Mongolian or Bedouin,
who doesn't live in a fixed location
Nomad
Author who envisioned 9 circles of hell
Dante
Singer whose pulsating pelvis titillated
audiences of the 1950s
Elvis
Nerve gas employed in the 1995
Tokyo subway attack
Sarin
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Inventor of dynamite
Nobel
With Clark and Sacagawea, he explored
the Louisiana Purchase
Lewis
Musical style popular in the big band era
Swing
Term for a Soviet prison camp
Gulag
Person employed to take care of horses
Groom
Month of the year when Caesar met his end
March
Country founded after a successful
slave revolt
Haiti
Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War
Iliad
Musical genre popular in the 1970s
Disco
Mesoamerican society that made
"colossal head" statues
Olmec
What Edmund Halley observed in 1682
Comet
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2019
Nice quiz - I put 'arena' for the fourth!
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Level 68
Feb 23, 2019
I do know some basketball teams with arenaphobia.
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Level 49
Feb 24, 2019
I thought disco was a product of the 80's.
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Level 72
Feb 24, 2019
Peak disco was around the time of Saturday Night Fever - 1977.
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Level 38
Apr 30, 2019
True. Its last breath was in 1979.
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Level 72
Feb 25, 2019
Heavens no. 80's was "New Wave", if you had to pick one thing.
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2019
By 1980, exactly 26 people still liked disco.
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2019
Got most of them straight off. Got all but one on a second pass. Then spent two minutes looking at the fourth question. Not a clue. Frustrating when that happens.
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2019
Fitting that "disco" comes after "Dante," given https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M.
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Level 48
Apr 30, 2019
Smh didn't even answer my own name. Is there something wrong with me? How did I not know what Dante did
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Level 65
May 3, 2019
"Pulsating pelvis", hehe.
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2019
I got 6 more than 6 months ago, whadaya know, I ve learned something ;) (and went from 1 to 4 points, still missed norma and sarin, which also sounds more like a first name than a nerve gas..)
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Level 57
May 12, 2020
I've thought the same thing about Sarin. It sounds like a lovely name for a girl, too bad it's true meaning ruins it as a name.
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Level 28
Nov 28, 2019
Struggle to see how 'Person employed to take care of horses' is a history related clue...