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CMSBoyd Ch. 4

Chapter 4 - The Ancient Greeks

peninsula a body of land with water on three sides
colony a settlement in new territory with close ties to its homeland
polis a Greek city-state
agora an open area used for a market and meeting place
tyrant someone who takes power by force and rules with authority
oligarchy rule by the few
democracy citizen-run government
helot workers captured and enslaved by the Spartans
satrapies the 20 states of the Persian Empire
satrap official ruler of a Persian state
Zoroastrianism Persian religion founded on principle of one god
direct democracy citizens run government at mass meetings
representative democracy citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf
philosopher thinker who studies questions about life
Created by: BoydCMS