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Chapters 9-10

Ancient Greeks

polis Greek word for city-state
acropolis fortress on a high hill
agora market place
democracy a government in which the people rule
oligarchy a government in which a few people rule ( rich nobles)
tyranny a government in which a leader holds power by force (tyrant)
citizens all free males with the right to participate in government
mythology series of stories about gods and heroes
fables short stories that teach lessons about life
cavalry unit of soldiers on horseback
phalanx warriors who stood in a square formation on land
Persian Wars series of wars against Persia and Greece
Peloponnesian War war between Sparta and Athens
alliance agreement to work together
Created by: oms6grade