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Greece & Rome Words

Global I Regents

Highest and most fortified point within a Greek city-state acropolis
Government headed by a privileged minority or upper class aristocracy
Government in which the people hold ruling power democracy
System of government in which citizens participate directly in the day-to-day affairs of government, rather than through elected representatives direct democracy
A cultural blend of Greek, Persian, Egyptian, and Indian cultures Hellenistic Culture
Greek poet credited with writing The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer
Government in which a king or queen exercises central power monarchy
Government in which ruling power belongs to a few people or small group oligarchy
Famous Greek temple on the Acropolis in Athens Parthenon
Art of skillful speaking rhetoric
Questioning process aimed at seeking the truth Socratic Method
In Ancient Rome, bridge like stone structure that carried water from the hills into the cities aqueduct
In ancient Rome, official from the Patrician class who supervised the government and commanded the armies Consul
Ruler who has complete control over a government; in ancient Rome, a leader appointed to rule for six months in times of emergency Dictator
Member of the landholding upper class in ancient Rome Patrician
200-year span when Roman rule brought peace, order, unity, and prosperity to the empire Pax Romana
Member of the lower class in ancient Rome, including farmers, merchants, artists, and traders Plebian
System of government in which officials are chosen by the people Republic
Official in ancient Rome who was elected by the Plebeians to protect their interests Tribune
Roman laws inscribed on tablets and set-up in the Forum, or marketplace Twelve Tables
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