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7th Social Studies

UNIT 1 B VOCABULARY

TermDefinition
Tragedy A drama in which characters struggle to overcome problems, but fail
Fable A story that teaches a lesson
Sophists Greek teachers of philosophy, reasoning, and public speaking
Comedy A drama that tells a humorous story
Oral tradition The custom of passing stories from one generation to the next by telling the stories out loud
Stoicism The philosophy of the Stoics, which says that people should use reason and not emotion
Hippocratic Oath A set of promises about patient care that new doctors make when they start practicing medicine
Myth A traditional story that explains a culture’s beliefs or part of the natural world
Hellenistic Era The time period after Alexander died when Greek culture spread to all the lands in his empire
Socratic Method Philosophical method of questioning to gain truth; developed by Socrates
Oracle A priestess who speaks for the gods and answers questions about what will happen in the future
Circumference The outer border of a circle; the measurement of that border
Solid Geometry Branch of mathematics that shows the relationship of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional space
Rhetoric The art of public speaking and debate
Drama A story that is told by the actions and spoken words of actors
Epicureanism The philosophy of Epicurus, which says that the purpose of life is to find happiness and peace
Plane Geometry Branch of mathematics that shows the relationships of points, lines, angles, and surfaces of figures that are flat or level
Calvary Soldiers who fight while riding horses
Ritual Words or actions that are part of a religious ceremony
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