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Unit 4

Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome

Hellenistic Culture The spread of Greek culture that began after the conquest of Alexander the Great
City-State A large city and the surrounding lands that altogether forms its own government
Direct Democracy A type of government in which citizens vote and participate in all decisions
Pax Romana The peace that existed between nationalities within the Roman Empire
Republic A form of democracy in which people elect leaders to represent and make decisions for them
Twelve Tables First written set of laws in ancient Rome
Patrician A wealthy land owner in the upper class of ancient Rome
Plebian A member of the lower class of ancient Rome (farmers, merchants, artisans, traders, etc.)
Philosopher A thinker who tries to understand life's biggest questions
Cultural Diversity Cultures live near each other but do not interact or learn from each other (usually because geographic barriers separate them)
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