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Greece Voc

TermDefinition
polis a city-state
citizen a member of a city-state who enjoys legal rights
acropolis the high hill in a city-state where public buildings and temples were located
politics the art and practice of government
aristocracy a hereditary class of rulers
tenant farmer a person who paid rent, either in money or crops, to grow crops on somebody else’s land
metic a resident foreigner
slavery the ownership and control of other people as property
military state a society organized for the purpose of waging war
barracks military housing
citizenship membership in a community
direct democracy political system in which citizens participate directly in decision making
representative democracy a political system in which citizens elect others to represent them
oligarchy a government in which a small number of people hold political power
phalanx a formation of heavily armed foot soldiers who moved together as a unit
tyranny a government run by one strong leader
democracy a government run by many people
authority people in power
innovation a new way of doing things
Created by: Dr. Bohny