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CMSBoyd Ch. 5

Chapter 5 - Greek Civilization

TermDefinition
myth a traditional story about gods and heroes
oracle a holy shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for the god or goddess
epic a long poem about heroes and heroines
fable a short story that teaches a lesson
drama a story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story
tragedy a drama, or story, with an unhappy ending
comedy a drama, or story, with a happy ending
philosophy comes from the Greek word for “love of wisdom”
philosopher great thinkers who pondered questions of life
Sophist professional teacher in ancient Greece
Socratic Method a way of teaching in which the teacher asks students questions that make the students use logic to figure out things
legacy what a person leaves behind when he or she dies
Hellenistic Era a time when Greek ideas and the Greek language spread to non-Greek people
Epicureanism a philosophy that teaches that people are happy if they spend time with friends and do not worry
Stoicism a philosophy that teaches that people are happy if they do their duty and follow logic, not emotion
astronomers people who study stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies
plane geometry branch of mathematics that shows how points, lines, angles, and surfaces, or planes, relate to each other
solid geometry branch of mathematics that studies spheres, or balls, and cylinders, or tubes
Created by: BoydCMS