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Ancient Greece

TermDefinition
influence change or have an effect on
polis Greek word for city-state
classical a classical age is one that is marked by great achievements
acropolis a high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built
Pericles 495-429BC Athenian leader, he encouraged the spread of democracy and led Athens when the city was at its height.
Homer 800s-700sBC.Greek poet who wrote the epic poems, The Illiad and The Odyssey
Sappho c610-580BC. Greek poet. She was one of the most famous lyric poets of Greece.
Aesop before 400BC. Ancient Greek storyteller. He was famous for his fables-short stories that teach important lessons about life.
democracy type of government in which people rule themselves.
aristocrats rich landowners
oligarchy a government in which only a few people have power.
citizens people who had the right to participate in government
tyrant a leader who held power through the use of force
mythology a body of stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works
fables short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice on how to live
Dark Age an age marked by a period of warfare and disorder
peninsula an area of land surrounded on three sides by water
agora a market place
Created by: KARENCROSBY