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Vocabulary Chapter 5

Vocabulary for Chapter 5

Shrine Area dedicated to honor god or goddess.
Fresco Watercolor paintings on wet plaster.
Strait Narrow water passage.
Polis City-state.
Acropolis Atop the city.
Monarchy Rule by king.
Aristocracy Rule by elite (landowners.
Oligarchy Rule by few (business class).
Phalanx Massice 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 two nations.
Direct Democracy 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: merrickirvin