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Ch. 4 Greece

Ancient Greece

Archipelago Group of chain of islands
Isthmus A small strip of land that connects to a larger area of land
Peninsula Piece of land that is almost surrounded by water
Strait A narrow channel of water connected by two larger bodies of water
Homer Wrote the Iliad and Odyssey
Polis A Greek City-State
Alexander The Great Conquered the Persian Empire
Agora Meeting or market place in the city
Plague A deadly sickness that spreads to many people
Peloponnesian War War between Sparta and Athens
Persian War War between Persia and Greece
Oligarchy A type of government in which a small group rules
Trojan War War between Troy and Greece
Majority Rule The most votes wins
Acropolis A fortress proctecting important buildings
Democracy A type of government in which people vote and have rights
Pericles leader of Athens during the Golden Age
Socrates Philosopher who taught through questioning
Created by: SFSD