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Chapter 5 Vocab.

Shrine. Area dedicated to honor gods or goddesses.
Fresco. Watercolor paintings on wet plaster.
Strait. Narrow water passage.
Polis. City-state.
Acropolis. Atop the city.
Monarchy. Rule by a king.
Aristocracy. Rule by elite (landowners.)
Oligarchy. Rule by few (business class.)
Phalanx. Massive formation of foot soldiers. `
Helot. State-owned slaves (Sparta.)
Democracy. Rule by people.
Tyrant. One who gains power by force.
Legislature. Law-making body.
Alliance. Formal agreement between 2 nations.
Direct democracy. Large number of citizens with a direct role.
Stipend. Fixed salary.
Jury. Panel of citizens in a trial.
Ostracism. Vote to banish.
Logic. Rational thinking.
Rhetoric. Public speaking.
Tragedy. Play of human suffering ending in disaster.
Comedy. Humorous play that made fun of people or customs.
Assassination. Murder of a public figure.
Assimilate. To absorb.
Heliocentric. Sun is center.
Created by: jackfulcher