Final Jeopardy 8/21/23 (Phrases From the Ancient World) & Who Won Monday August 21 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 8/21/2023 (Phrases From the Ancient World) – Monday, August 21 2023

Cicero wrote that a tyrant ordered this to be hung from the ceiling “by a horse-hair”; his guest begged to leave

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Monday, August 21 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Sword of Damocles

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Monday, August 21 2023

Cicero’s story refers to the Sword of Damocles. Damocles, a courtier of the tyrant Dionysius, was given the chance to switch places with his king for a day. As he sat on the throne enjoying the privileges of power, he looked up to find a sharp sword hanging directly above his head, suspended by a single horse hair. This parable was meant to illustrate the constant peril that comes with power. The guest in the story, Damocles, quickly lost his taste for the luxury and power of the king’s life and begged to leave.

Today’s Contestants, Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Monday, August 21 2023

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Ryan Long
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rideshare Driver

Final Score: $8,400
Round 2 Score: $4,200
Round 1 Score: $1,400
Megan Wachspress
Berkeley, California

Final Score: $2,399
Round 2 Score: $9,600
Round 1 Score: $3,600
Maureen O'Neil
Rye Beach, New Hampshire
Executive Assistant

Final Score: $16,799
Round 2 Score: $8,400
Round 1 Score: $2,800

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