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Greek Vocab.

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 person, such as a King, Queen, or Emperor, who holds all the power of a kingdom 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 responsibilities.
Assembly A group of citizens in a Greek democracy with the rights to pass laws.
Peloponnesus The peninsula forming the southern part of Greece.
Acropolis The hill above a Greek city on which temples were built.
Drama The art of writing, acting in, and producing plays.
Agora A marketplace in ancient Greece.
Parthenon A temple honoring the goddess Athena, built on the acropolis above Athens.
Philosophy The search for wisdom or knowledge.
Preistess A female priest.
Myth A traditional story that helps to explain a culture's beliefs.
Ally A country or group that joins with another for a common purpose.
Cavalry Soldiers who ride on horses.
Architecture The art of designing buildings.
Appoint To choose someone to fill an office or position.
Hellespont The long, narrow body of water between Europe and Asia in present-day Turkey.
Sculpture The art of creating three-dimensional figures from such materials as wood, stone, and clay.
Created by: Alyssa.Krueger