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Honors w history

Ch. 5 vocab

TermDefinition
Shrine area dedicated to god or godess
fresco water painting on wet plaster
strait narrow water passage
polis city-state
acrcopolis atop the city
monarchy rule by king
aristocracy rule by elite (landowners)
oligarchy rule by few (business class)
phalanx massive form 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 two nations.
direct democracy large number of citizens with direct role.
stipend fixed salary.
jury panel of citizens with two nations.
ostracism vote to banish.
logic rational thinking
rhetroic public speaking
tradedy play of human suffering ending in disaster
comedy humorous play that made fun of people of customs.
assassination murder of public figure.
assimilate to absorb.
heliocentric sun is center.
Created by: ambermonfort