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Epic A poem that tells about a hero.
Barbarians The name given by the Greeks to any people who were not Greek.
Colonies Areas set up in conquered lands by the Greek city states for use when they themselfs became overpopulated.
Minoan(min-o-un) An acient Cretan civilization.
Myths Lengend or stories that attempt to explain natrul events.
Dorians A group that invaded Greece around 1000B.C.
Hellenes The name the Dorians gave themselves.
Acropolis A hilltop fortess in Ancient Athens which included the Parthenon and other famous buildings where citizens met to discuss affairs of the community.
Agora The central marketplace in Ancient Athens and the site of numerous temples and goverment building.
Mattock A heavy hoe which was the cheif-tool of Greek famers.
Drama A serious play or theatrical event.
Metics A class of people in Athens who were not citizens.
Helots One of the sparan slave classes.
City State A self governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland.
Homer A greek epic poet and author of the vIliad and Odyssey.
Monarchy A system of goverment in which a few people rule.
Democracy A system of goverment in which the people rule, either directly or though elected representive.
Tyrant A ruler who absolute (not limmited by a constitution or by other officals).
Polis A city state in Ancient Greece.
Trireme A major sailing vessel powered by three banks of oarsmen.
Fresco A painting done on fresh plaster with water color.
Peloponnesus A hilly major peninsula in Greece.
Ostracized Shunned,Avoided
Oracle Places where the god spoke diretly to man.
Phalanx Special Greek battle formation where soldier formed rows, closely pressed together.
Philosophy The study of the meaning and knowledge of life
Sophocles A famous Greek writer.
Pericles A Greek leader of the Golden Age.
Ionia A group of Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor.
Created by: JDonte