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Greek Thought

Greek Thought book by Sophia Schreiber

TermDefinition
Alexandria A city in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great
Athens A famous Greek city-state known for culture and democracy
Authority The right to give orders and be followed by others
Babylonians People from Babylon now located in southern Iraq
Civilization A culture that has cities, arts, sciences, and other ways to show progress
Cynics A group of people who believed each person belonged go themselves, not a city or culture.It can also mean someone who acts only for selfish reasons.
Democracy A type of government where the people vote and decide the best way to do things.
Dictator A leader with total power, often without the support of the people.
Epicurean Someone who believes that the point of life was to gain pleasure and avoid pain.
Ether A mythological light element that Aristotle believed held up the sky.
Government An organization of people who rule and make laws for society.
Mediterranean Sea A large sea between Europe and Africa.
Mesopotamia Area between Tigris and Euphrates rivers, now in Iraq where the first human civilizations developed.
Myth A untrue story developed by ancient peoples that give explanations for why things were the way they were.
Parthenon A Greek temple in Athens, Greek.
Philosopher Someone who tries to find answers to questions of life.
Playwright Someone who writes plays for theater.
Polis The Greek word for city-state.
Sparta A city-state focused entirely on war.
Theory An idea or educated guess
Created by: tobiashersey