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Foy WH Ch. 8 Vocab

TermDefinition
polis the Greek word for a city-state
classical an age marked by great achievements
acropolis a high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built
democracy a type of government in which people rule themselves
aristocrat a rich landowner or noble
oligarchy a government in which only a few people have power
citizen a person who has the right to participate in government
tyrant an ancient Greek leader who held power through the use of force
mythology stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works
fable a short story that teaches a lesson about life or gives advice on how to live
Created by: lfoy8290