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Greek 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 who holds all 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
Peloponnesus The peninsula forming the southern part of mainland of Greece.
Agora a marketplace in ancient Greece.
preistess 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 city on which 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.
cavalry Soldiers who ride on horses.
Sculpture The art of creating three-dimensional figures from such materials as wood, stone, and clay.
Drama The art of writing, acting in, and producing plays.
Philosophy The search for wisdom or knowledge.
Ally A country or group that joins with another for a common purpose
Appoint To chose someone to fill in for a position or office.
Created by: Rohan.Upadhyay