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World History

Chapter 5

shrine area dedicated to honor god or goddess
fresco watercolor painting on wet plaster
strait narrow water passage
polis city state
arcrpolis atop the city
monarchy rule by king
arisocracy rule by elite
oligarchy rule by few
phalanx massibe formation of foot sildiers
helot stat-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 demorcracy large number of citizens with 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 public figure
assimilate to absorb
heliocentric sun is center
Created by: abbyreeves