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Chapter 8 Greece

1. polis Greek word for city or state
2. classical Marketed by great achievements
3. acropolis A high hill
Democracy A system of government
Aristocrats Aristocracy member
oligarchy A small group that has control over a country, institution, or organization
tyrant A cruel ruler: Dictator
citizens A person who lives in a city
Mythology a collection of myths
Homer The greatest of Greek epic poets
Sappho A Greek lyric poet
Aesop An ancient Greek fabulist
fables A short story that conveys a moral
Cyrus the Great A ruler considered to be the greatest ruler of all time
Immortals A group of soldiers who were called the Immortals because it seemed they were immortal
cavalry A unit of soldiers who ride horses
Darius I A ruler who attempted to conquer Persia but failed
Satraps Mayors of city-states instead of one person ruling over it all
Xerxes Darius I's son who conquered Persia after his father failed
alliance an agreement to work together
Peloponnesian War A war between Athens and Sparta
Created by: Allsop