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Chapter 8 history

Chapter 8

Polis Greek word for a city-state
Classical Marked by great achievements
Acroplis A high hill
Democary A type of government in which people rule themselves.
Aristorcrats Rich landowners
Oligarchy A government in which few people have power
Citizens People who had the right to participate in government
Tryant Which meant a leader who held power though the use of force
Mythology A body of stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works
Homer Among the earliest Greek writings are two great epic poems, the Iliad and the Odys-sey
Sappho Most poets in Greece were men, but the most famous lyric poet was a woman named Sappho
Aesop Other Greeks told stories to teach people important lessons.
Fables Are short stories that teach the readers lessons about life or give advice on how to live
Cyrus the Great HE was a fair leader and because of his achievements and his fairness history have him the name Cyrus the Great
Immortals People who can't die
Cavalry Unit of soldiers who ride horses
Darius 1 He claimed the throne in four years and rivaled his power
Satraps Governors
Xerxes Conquer Greece
Alliance An agreement to work together
Peloponnesian War A war between Athens and Sparta that threaten to tear all of Greece apart
Created by: MorganA