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Ancient Greece

shrine a religious place
H. Schlieman wealthy German that set out to prove that Trojan War was an actual event.
Polis Greek city-state
Acropolis high city with great marble temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses
Monarchy A government ruled by a king or queen
Aristocracy Rule by a landholding elite
Oligarchy Power is in the hands of a small, powerful elite, usually from the business class.
Democracy A government by the people
Legislature A lawmaking body that debated laws before deciding to approve or reject them.
Socrates urged his students to question and critically examine all around them. He was put to death.
Plato emphasized the importance of reason. Wrote The Republic. Felt the state should regulate every aspect of citizens' lives.
Aristotle Plato's most famous student. favored rule by a single, strong, virtuous leader. Set up a school, The Lyceum.
Rhetoric the art of skillful speaking
tragedy plays that told stroeis of human suffering that usually ended in disaster.
comedy humorous plays that mocked people or customs.
Alexander the Great He spread Greek culture. Alexander founded many new cities.
Created by: lynnv