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Ancient Greece Vocab

labyrinth maze
bull leaping Minoan bull fighting
parchment material made from thin animal skins used for windows and as paper
shrines sacred places to worship
megaron square room in the center of a Mycenaean palace
tenants people who live and work on someone else's land
polis Greek city-state
acropolis fortified hill in ancient Greek cities
agora ancient Greek marketplace
aristocrats members of the upper class
helots enslaved people owned by city-states
perioceci merchants and artisans in Spartan villages
oligarchy government in which a few people rule
constitution written laws used to govern a state
democratic favoring the equality of all people
triremes Greek war ships
defensive league protective group formed by Greek city-states
strait narrow water way connecting two larger bodies of water
mercenaries men hired to be soldiers for a foreign country
alliances agreements between people or countries
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