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Chapter 9

Vocabulary only

polis Greek word for city-state
city-state city & country-side around it= political unit
citizens people who have the right to participate in government
tyrant a person who rules alone, usually through military force
democracy rule by the people
fables stories that teach lessons
classical referring to a period of great achievements
oligarchy rule by a few people
aristocrats rich landowners
acropolis a high hill with a fortress on top
colony people who leave their city-state and settle a new land
Tyranny a rule by a tyrant
pynx a hill where the assembly met in Athens
olympics games held to honor the gods
Created by: s110h