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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Shrine area dedicated to honor god or godess
Fresco water color painting on wet plaster
Strait Narrow water passage
Polis City strait
Acropolis atop the city
Monarchy Rule by king
Aristocracy Rule by elite landowners.
Oligarchy Rule by few
Phalanx Massive formation of few soldiers
Helot State owned slaves
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 slary
Jury Panel of citizens in a trial
Ostracism Vote to vanish
Logic Rational thinking
Rhetoric Public speeking
Tradgedy Play of human suffering ending disaster
Comedy Humorous play that made fun of people or customs
Assassination Murder of public figure
Heliocentric Sun is center
Created by: dylanerwin