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Greece Vocab

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a small comunnity or village settlement
a place that provides protection from weather shelter
a person who lives in a colony colonist
a person that makes money by selling goods merchant
a single ruler that holds all power in an empire or country monarch
a member of the most powerful class in ancient Greek society aristocrat
one of several people who rule a country or empire together, sharing the power oligarch
a person who seizes power illegally tyrant
a member of s democracy, who has certain rights and responsibilities citizen
a group of citizens in an ancient Greek democracy with the power to pass laws assembly
the peninsula forming the southern part of the mainland of Greece peloponnesus
a marketplace in ancient Greece agora
a female ptiest priestess
soldiers who rode on horses cavalry
the long, narrow body of water between Europe and Asia in present-day Turkey hellespont
the hill above a Greek city on which temples were built acropolis
the temple honoring the goddess Athena, built on the acropolis above Athens parthenon
a traditional story that helps to explain a culture's beliefs myth
the art of designing buildings architecture
the art of creating 3D figures from such materials as wood, stone,and clay sculpture
the art of writing, acting in,and producing plays drama
the search for wisdom or knowledge philosophy
a country or group that joins with another for a common purpose ally
to choose someone to fill an office or a position appoint
the branch of mathematics involving points,lines, planes, and figures geometry
a measure of how far on earth is from an imaginary line that runs between the north and south poles on the globe longitude
a measure of how far a place on earth is from the equator latitude
a narrow strip of land bordered on both sides by water connecting two larger bodies of land isthmus
a strip of land surrounded by water on three sides except the isthmus peninsula
people vote for a representative and decide on the issues representative democracy
a name given to a priest or priestess that can talk to the gods oracle
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