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world history

chapter 5

shrine an area dedicated to honor a god or goddess
fresco watercolor paintings on wet plaster
strait narrow water passage
polis city state
acropolis atop the city
monarchy ruled by the king
aristocracy rule by elite landowners
oligarchy rule by few
phalanx massive formation of foot 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 salary
jury panel of citizens in a trail
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 of customs
assassination murder of public figure
assimilate to absorb
heliocentric sun is center
Created by: Derek Vondrak