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6th Grade Greece

6th Grade Greece Cards

What type of Government did Mycenae use? Monarchy
Coast line in Greece allowed for what? Easy accesss for food and trade
What did early civilizations have? Rich culture, and the use of bronze
Who long did the dark ages last? 1200-800 BCE
Why was there very little information on the Dark Ages? No writing at this time.
Which alphabet was adopted by the Greeks? Phoenician alphabet
What two Epic Poems did Homer create? Iliad & Odyssey
What is a Polis? defines an ancient city-state in Greece (city & surrounding area) City-state was basis of government ruled by aristocrats
What is an Acropolis? located on the top of a hill, was a fortified area
What is an Agora? A greek marketplace
Hoplites were what? Greek foot soldiers
What weapons did Greek Hoplites generally tend to use? 9 foot long spears
Define Phalanx a body of heavily armed infantry that was formed close ranks
What were the two main city-states? Athens & Sparta
What religion did the Greeks believe in? polytheistism (many gods)
What did Pythagoras create that is still used today? Pythagorean theorem
What is Hippocrates considered to be? The Father of Medicine.
What were the Olympics created for? To honor the gods
What did Aristotle do? He wrote on diverse subjects, including physics, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, and ethics
What caused Greece to fall to Macedonia? Greek state was weakened for years which led to mass chaos
Created by: nickedel on 2011-04-14

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