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greece vocabulary

settlement a small community or village
shelter a place that provides protection from weather, such as a house
colonist a person who lives in a colony
merchant a person who makes money by selling goods
monarch a single ruler, such as a king, queen, or emperor,who holds all the power in a country or empire
aristocrat a member of the most powerful class in ancient greek society
oligarch one of several people who rule a country or empire together, sharing the power
tyrant a person who seizes power illegally
citizen a member of a democracy, who has certain rights and responsibilites
assembly a group of citizens in an ancient greek democracy with the power to pass laws
peloponnesus the peninsula forming the southern part of the mainland of greece
agora a marketplace in ancient greece
priestess a female priest
cavalry soldiers who ride on horses
hellespont the long, narrow body of water between europe and asia in present-day turkey
acropolis the hill above a greek city on which a temples were built
parthenon the temple honoring the goddess athena, built on the acropolis above athens
myth a traditional story that helps to explain a culture's beliefs
archetecture the art of designing buildings
sculpture the art of creating three-demensional figures from materials as wood, stone, and clay
drama the art of writing, acting in, and producing plays
oracle a name given to a priest or priestess that can talk the gods
Created by: ponocasey
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