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Greece cont. Part 2

Minoans and Mycenaeans The two earliest cultural groups to develop in Greece?
bards They passed down their history from generation to generation by memorizing and retelling important stories.
direct democracy individual citizens vote on all issues, serve as judges and enforce the laws
indirect democracy citizens elect officials to make laws, serve as judges and enforce the laws
representative democracy citizens elect officials to make the laws.
mountainous The majority of Greece's physical geography
myth a story or legend told to explain something
diety another word for a god or goddess
pantheon a set of all the gods of a particular polytheistic religion or mythology
polytheistic belief in many gods (poly means many) (theo refers to god)
Astrolabe had hundreds of uses, but it's most important use was to show the time and the location of heavenly bodies such as star, the moon, and the sun. With these locations and time, ancient sailors could accurately navigate long distances.
Hellenistic Greek-like; heavily influenced by Greek ideas
Alexander the Great a Macedonian king who conquered the Persian Empire and created the largest empire the world had ever seen
Phalanx a group of Greek warriors who stood close together in a square formation
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